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1 Poster Construction using PowerPoint “Starting from Scratch”

2 Information you will need? Title/Logos Authors Topic Headers Content Images Charts & Graphs Equations Preparation Time!  Approximately 15 hours to construct

3 Brain Dump Write or sketch out all ideas for your poster (Before opening PowerPoint) Organize/Reorganize your ideas on paper  Sketch out multiple options  Select the one you like best Decide on a color scheme  Exp. Title Boxes: blue, Text: white, Background: Grey Decide on a final poster size

4 Sketch Out Ideas

5 Choosing a Color Scheme Who is your audience  Is text legible from at least 6ft away?  If the viewer is colorblind… Does the visual image of the poster get lost, if the colors are not as vibrant or clear? Problem colors include: reds, greens and sometimes blues What colors would relate well with your topic?  Yellow, purple, green, black…etc.  What about pastel colors?

6 Choosing a Color Scheme Color Blind Comparison Normal Common Color Blindness

7 Choosing a Color Scheme

8 Start with the basics Color Wheel PowerPoint Color Chart

9 Color Wheel

10 Colors that work well together: Complimentary (opposites)

11 Color Wheel Colors that work well together: Analogous (3 colors next to each other)

12 PowerPoint Color Chart Standard Color Chart

13 Choosing a Color Scheme PowerPoint Color Chart Custom Color Chart Color Picker Saturation Level Choose Custom Color using RGB

14 Final Poster Size? What is your final poster size? Most display boards are going to be:  4’ x 4’ = 48” x 48”  4’ x 8’ = 48” x 96” Maximum size for PowerPoint slide = 56 inches  If larger than that, please set up at half size  Choose 200% when printing Maximum printing width = 49.5”  Length is recommended between 8’ – 9’ (cutting table length)

15 Locating Good Quality Logos Never use Web Logos  When they are enlarged, they become distorted For Kansas State University Logos, please visit…   Click KSRE Image Gallery

16 Locating Good Quality Logos cont. Click KSRE Logos Select a category from list  4-H  College of Ag  K-State  K-State Research and Extension  KSRE “Knowledge for Life”  Powercat, etc.

17 Locating Good Quality Logos cont. Choose the PRINT version (.jpg or.gif)  Transparent versions work best on colored backgrounds

18 Constructing Your Poster Start PowerPoint  Create a new blank presentation using “Blank Slide”

19 Constructing Your Poster cont. Change the page size  Set to either half or full size of the final poster

20 Inserting Text Select a primary typeface and font size  Choose typeface before entering all text Text spacing will change with a different typeface  You may use up to 2 different typefaces One for title/headings One for main text  Choose a font that is legible Serif or Sans Serif Scripts - not very legible Baskerville Old Face -16 This is random text to serve as an example of how text spacing can change when you change the typeface. Brush Script Std -16 This is random text to serve as an example of how text spacing can change when you change the typeface. Arial -16 This is random text to serve as an example of how text spacing can change when you change the typeface. Verdana -16 This is random text to serve as an example of how text spacing can change when you change the typeface.

21 Text Styles Serif – Baskerville Old Face Sans Serif - Arial Arial -16 This is random text to serve as an example of how text spacing can change when you change the typeface. Baskerville Old Face -16 This is random text to serve as an example of how text spacing can change when you change the typeface. Verdana -16 This is random text to serve as an example of how text spacing can change when you change the typeface. Brush Script Std -16 This is random text to serve as an example of how text spacing can change when you change the typeface.

22 Inserting Text Insert a Text Box  Insert>Text Box  Drag the box as large as you need it Tip:  To align text boxes, use your guides and grid View>Grid and Guides  Ctrl + arrow keys make for shorter, more precise moves

23 Complete Poster Example  4’ x 8’ poster

24 Any Questions?


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