Five Simple Steps to a Great Prezi
Mastered the basics? It's time to take your prezis to the next level. Use the tips below to do even cooler things with your prezi.
Reducing clutter with invisible frames
Invisible frames help you organize your content without the added visual of a conventional frame. They are ideal for highlighting details on a large image or block of text. Invisible frames are also really useful if you want to present your prezi without setting a predefined path.
To add an invisible frame to your prezi, select Invisible from the drop-down frame menu on the left-hand side of the screen and drag it onto your canvas.
Invisible frames can also be added if you click on Add Current View when editing your prezi's path. This will make an invisible frame based on the actual view of your screen, and it will also add a step to your path.
Layering text and objects
The ability to send objects backward or bring them forward allows you to layer items in your prezi. This is particularly useful when you have a frame around several items or a background image that overlaps with objects in your prezi. To send backward or bring forward, simply right-click on it to access the secondary editing options.
Using size and rotation to convey meaning
In Prezi, size and rotation help emphasize a point. You can use the Transformation Tool to make your main points larger and the details smaller.
To take your prezi to the next level, rotate text and objects to help the audience visually experience the circularity, curvature, and rotation in your prezi.Rotation is a great method for representing nonlinear concepts such as turning a corner or looking at something from a different angle.
Reusing your best content
You can reuse frames that you already made with just a few clicks. Simply choose Insert from the top menu, and then select Favorites to bring up the sidebar. Insert your saved content by dragging it straight to your prezi canvas.
Check out the video below to see it in action.
Making your transitions smoother
Creating smooth transitions from one path point to the next is an essential part of creating a good prezi. Here are some general tips:
- Don’t overdo rotation. It could make your audience a little nauseous.
- Show an overview at regular intervals to give your audience some context.
- Create path points that are not long distances apart. Zooming and rotating from one side of the canvas to another can be disorienting for your viewers.
Check out our official Prezi Tutorial on Transitions for more info.