Congratulations! You can download your copy of Opazity via this link. You will need to unzip the file as it also contains a User Guide PDF. That, and the videos below will guide you through everything you need to know. If you need help at any time, please email me, Steve Hards, Opazity’s creator, on I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be at the Summit this year.
The first four videos will get you going and the later ones show how to set up some effects that may inspire you to new uses.
System Requirements: Windows XP(SP 2)/2003/Vista/Windows 7 PowerPoint 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010 (32bit – not 64bit). There are mixed reports about it working properly with PPT2013. That’s being looked into.
1. Setup and First Use
2. Three Opazity gotchas
Three small ways that Opazity may not do what you might expect
3. Opazity dialog box and useful PowerPoint tips
4. Title slide with PowerPoint animation
5. Highlighting the foreground by blurring the background
6. Creating a visual quiz slide
7. Feathered shadow for text (for early versions of PowerPoint)
8. Highlighting part of a slide at random
9. Colour a greyscale cutout
A beautiful effect. Apologies for the poor commentary sound.
The wiping away effect (no sound). Download a PowerPoint 2003 file to adapt this slide to use today
11. Misty window
Just for fun
And finally (if you got down this far!)…
When you have explored Opazity, you might like to see my other add-in, FillSlammer. In fact, if you’d like to email me a recommendation (testimonial) for Opazity that you’d be willing for me to use in my sales materials, I’ll send you a free copy of FillSlammer too!
Oh, and there’s something else – and it’s FREE – The Encyclopedia of Best Free Resources For PowerPoint Users.