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Creative Tip: Multi-Slide Motion Effects in ProShow Gold

In ProShow Producer, the ability to use keyframes allows you to create many distinct sections of motion within a single slide. In ProShow Gold, however, there is only a starting and ending position. But with the right setup, you can create a cohesive set of motions chaining slides together, each one with its own motion segment. Today I’m going to give you a quick tutorial so that you understand the basics of chaining slides in ProShow Gold.

My goal in this example is to have an image pan in diagonally from the bottom left corner of the slide, followed by a slow pan right, then finally panning out of the top right of the screen.

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With this visual in mind, let’s get started.

Creating 3 Slides

  1. The first thing to do is to create a blank slide by pressing Alt+B on your keyboard.
  2. Next, we’re going to set the outgoing transition time of that slide to zero seconds; this is going to be important as we want our consecutive slides to be seamless.
  3. With the slide selected in the slide list, duplicate it twice (press Ctrl+C once to copy; press Ctrl+V twice to paste it twice) for a total of 3 slides.
  4. Set the slide times for slides 1 and 3 to 1.0 seconds. Leave Slide 2 at 3.0 seconds.
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  5. Double click on Slide 1 to open slide options.
  6. Click on the [+] button in the Layers list, then choose “Add Image or Video”. At this point, choose the photo you want to use for this effect.
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Setting Up Your Motion: Slide 1

  1. Go to the Effects tab in Slide Options.
  2. Click the left preview (Starting Position). Set the Pan to Linear, set the Pan X value to -100, then set the Pan Y value to 56.
    S1SP
  3. Click on the right preview (Ending Position). Set the Pan X value to -20; set the Pan Y value to 0.
    S1EP
  4. At the bottom of Slide Options click the Copy button and choose Copy End to Next Slide.
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Setting Up Your Motion: Slide 2

  1. Open Slide Options for Slide 2; you can also advance to the next slide by pressing the Page Down button on your keyboard while Slide Options is open.
  2. Click the left preview (Starting Position). Change the Pan from Smooth to Linear.
    S2SP
  3. Click on the right preview (Ending Position). Set the Pan X value to (positive) 20; leave the Pan Y value at o.
    S2EP
  4. At the bottom of Slide Options click the Copy button and choose Copy End to Next Slide.

Setting Up Your Motion: Slide 3

  1. Open Slide Options for Slide 3 or press the Page Down button on your keyboard to advance to the next slide.
  2. Click the left preview (Starting Position). Change the Pan to Linear.
    S3SP
  3. Click on the right preview (Ending Position). Set the Pan X value to 100 and the Pan Y value to -56.
    S3EP

With everything set up, you can now close slide options, select the first slide, then play your effect. Of course, this is a very basic example of a multi-slide motion effect in ProShow Gold, but understanding the concepts above should allow you to construct other interesting and creative effects.

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Alex

Alex is the Product Technology Manager at Photodex. He is an avid music fan and spends his free time going to concerts, perusing record stores, and archiving his ever-growing collection of music videos.