How to create a new presentation

Javier Luz
Sep 25, 2019 · 4 min read

Suift allows you to create stunning high-quality presentations that look professional. And best of all? You can do it in a few minutes, even if you’re not a designer.

Intro

Suift is based on the base concept that every slide must have a single goal or message. This allows your audience to follow your message easily.

That is why we offer you a range of pre-defined structures which we call Cards. Each Card has a specific concept, idea or goal. Once you choose a Card, you’ll be able to modify its looks as long as it’s between its goal.

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Let’s start with the basics… naming your presentation. It’s very simple, just click twice on “Your new amazing presentation” (or press the little pen icon next to it), and change it to something that better represents your story.

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Having done this, we can create our first slide. Just click on the New Card Button. A modal will appear, and will allow you to select a Card.

In the following example, we’re using the “Big Title” Card, which has the goal of introducing the audience to a new topic, by using large paragraphs and an optional icon/logo.

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Introduce a new topic with style!

Each card has a specific goal, like introducing a new topic, explaining something or showing photos/videos.

Photo Gallery

One of these Cards is called “Big Gallery”, which allows you to show up to 6 images. Use this card whenever you need to show many images about a specific topic. The design will adapt automatically based on the amount of images you select:

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Typing

To type, just select a Card that allows so, and click on “ADD PARAGRAPH”. Then, just start typing.

If you click on a paragraph, you will get some options, like: text size, italic, bold, and more.

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Adding images

When you add an image, you will also get options if you click on them, like: image size, orientation, and more.

Also, if your press the little camera icon, you’ll be able to select a new photo from your computer or search one on our extensive online library.

It will always look good:

But showing images is not the only important thing that a presentation should do. You need to inform and keep people engaged. That’s why we’ve created many Cards that allow you to do that. Go on, explore all the Card Types we offer:

Gráficos

Soon, you’ll be able to easily add charts that get designed automatically. Follow us on social media to get alerted when we implement those features.

Designs

Suift can really speed up the process of creating a presentation, but it also gives you powerful tools to customize the design in a few clicks. We offer you many Smart Templates (we call them “Designs”) that can be switched with 1 click (it’s located in the upper right corner of your screen). Visit our Designs page to take a look on some of the designs we have available. We’re adding new ones constantly!

This is how it works:

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But there’s more! With Suift you can also easily change colors to match your brand. You can change colors globally (they affect all of your slides), or manually (only affecting a single slide).

Here’s how it works:

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Changing global colors. These change all of your presentation.

If you want to change just 1 slide colors, you can. But you have to consider that, after changing a slide colors manually, it won’t be affected by global colors unless you change that slide’s colors to [Auto] again:

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So, now you should‘ve mastered Suift. It’s time you start building your next big presentation and sharing it with the world:

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Present from your computer or share its link to family, friends or coworkers.

Are you ready to create presentations that get designed by themselves? Sign up now! — It’s free ;)

Suift

Suift is an online web app that enable non-designers to…

Javier Luz

Written by

Designer + Computer Engineer. Founder of Keyslide (http://keyslideapp.com/).

Suift

Suift

Suift is an online web app that enable non-designers to create stunning presentations that get designed by themselves. Do it with style.

Javier Luz

Written by

Designer + Computer Engineer. Founder of Keyslide (http://keyslideapp.com/).

Suift

Suift

Suift is an online web app that enable non-designers to create stunning presentations that get designed by themselves. Do it with style.

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