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6 of Our Favorite New Built-in Effects in ProShow 6

Looking for a quick, easy way to dress up your slideshows? You’ll love the new instant slide styles that come built-in to ProShow Gold + Producer 6.

Enjoy tons of new options for titles, captions, photos and videos, including new collage styles + full length, zero motion and text layer effects. Below is a round-up of our 6 favorite new effects built-into ProShow 6!

1. Soft Edge

Soft Edge effect in ProShow 6
Features a soft vignette edge with a thin white outline and zoom-in motion against your choice of a light or dark base. Gives your show an ethereal feel and makes it look as though your photos are floating on the screen.

2. Vignette Blend

Vignette Blend effect in ProShow 6
Features a dark or light vignetted background image with the main image slowly zooming to the front of the slide. Perfect for a wide-variety of shows and utilizes the full screen to give your shows more impact.

3. Fill Frame Title

Fill Frame Title effect in ProShow 6
The Fill Frame Title effect features a title heading & subheading over a vignetted background image. The dark vignette makes your text stand out and works as an excellent title slide for any slideshow. Try changing up the font(s) and font size to complement the style of your show!

4. Collage

Collage effect in ProShow 6
Give your slide a collage-like look with the new Collage series of effects. Choose from light and dark options and still vs zoom motion. This is an excellent choice when working with portrait and square images. Producer 6 users get a few extra variations for 2 and 3-photo collage combinations.

5. Depth Pan

Depth Pan effect in ProShow 6
Depth Pan features a large panning image in the foreground and blurred background images, against either a light or dark base. A beautiful choice for landscape or portrait photos.

6. Text Layer Titles

Text layer effects in ProShow Producer 6
Exclusive to Producer 6 is a series of Text Layer slide styles. Choose from tilted title styles and bold, numeric year titles masked against blurred backgrounds. These are perfect for adding dramatic, stylized text to any slideshow. Use the numeric year effects when creating shows for high school seniors, anniversaries, memorials, reunions and end-of-year recaps.

Look for these and many other new built-in effects under the Slide Styles dialog in ProShow 6. Click on the ‘Slide Styles – Built-In’ category to browse the new effects.

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Free Digital Photo Card Effects for Holiday + End-of-Year Slideshows

Free Holiday FX for ProShow

Ready to get started on your holiday and end-of-year slideshows? We’ve got just the thing for the job! Our FREE ‘Holiday Photo Card’ effects for ProShow 5+ let you add festive holiday title greetings to any slideshow. Looks just like the holiday cards you get in the mail, but better! Choose from 3 fun designs! Compatible with ProShow Gold 5+, ProShow Producer 5+ and ProShow Web. Continue reading

Free Slideshow FX for Halloween and Fall Family Photos

Halloween and Fall Effects for Slideshows

Bring your Fall & Halloween photos to life with these free animated effects for ProShow. The Halloween styles include fun animated overlays of pumpkins, flying bats and ghosts – perfect for dressing up trick-or-treat costume photos of the kids & pets, and documenting the genius of your Jack-o-lantern carving skills. Continue reading

Free Fall Effects for ProShow

Fall is here and what better way to add some seasonal flair to your slideshows than with these falling leaves effects. This set was originally offered as part of our reunions promotion, but are the perfect complement for your fall or nature-themed slideshows. If you haven’t downloaded them yet, now’s your chance! Continue reading

Free Animated Timeline Effects for ProShow

Free timeline effects for ProShow

Looking for an easy way to showcase important dates and events next to photos in your slideshow? Our new set of free slideshow effects for ProShow does just that. The new animated ‘Timeline’ effects are great for enhancing any type of retrospective slideshow, giving them a gorgeous, documentary-style feel. Perfect for family history slideshows, reunions, anniversaries, graduations and other milestone occasions. Tell the story of how your parents met. Share your family’s history in an animated video. Dive into old photos and bring them to life! Continue reading

Free ProShow Effects for Vacation Slideshows

Free Airmail Postcard Effects

Where is this summer taking you? Whether you’re planning a fun family vacation or a sight-seeing tour through a distant land, it’s the images you capture that help tell your story when you return. Make a memorable photo and video slideshow from your best travel and vacation shots using our free ‘Airmail Postcard’ travel-themed effects. Continue reading

Father’s Day Slideshow Effects for ProShow

Father's Day effects for ProShow Slideshows

We all know that May is the big month for celebrating mothers. Now that it’s June, it’s Dad’s turn to get a little credit! Honor the father, grandfather or husband in your life this Father’s Day with a thoughtful photo slideshow made with ProShow. Just drop in your favorite photos or videos into ProShow. Use the new ‘Father’s Day’ instant effects (free to download or included as a new theme in ProShow Web) — to give your photo memories the perfect themed look for the occasion. Continue reading