Looking for a quick and easy way to give your slides a sense of depth and perspective? Of course, you are!
The "floor, wall, baseboard" technique is a design approach that uses three different visual elements to create a three-dimensional effect resembling an open room or space.
Here's how it works:
- Floor: The bottom portion of the slide represents the floor. This area typically uses a solid color or a subtle gradient to create a foundation for the slide content.
- Wall: The central portion of the slide represents the wall. It is where the primary content, such as text, images, or charts, is placed. The wall area often utilizes a clean background, such as a solid color, a texture, or a pattern, that complements the overall design and enhances readability.
- Baseboard: The baseboard refers to the middle strip of the slide, similar to the baseboard found in a physical room. It is usually a thin rectangle that can incorporate a contrasting color, texture, or pattern that creates a horizon line which provides visual interest and separation between the floor and the wall.
And here's a video overview of the three-step process:
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share a simple example that shows how the floor, wall, & baseboard effect (FWB) can be used to create custom scenes and backgrounds in e-learning. If you’re short on time, you can create a static slide using the three visual elements.
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