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Start your life as an explainer with Common Craft Membership. Prices start at just $49 per year. It provides:

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Make your presentation or video remarkable with 800+ digital images in Common Craft Style, plus Know-How resources for using them.

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Educate others with 50+ ready-made video explanations that you can embed on your website or download for offline use.

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Know-How Screencast - Animate Cut-outs in PowerPoint (Basic)

This short video shares the basic steps to animating Common Craft Cut-outs using PowerPoint.  It is part of series focused on helping you make Common Craft Style videos and presentations using common tools.  

Note: the "custom animation" functionality used below may appear differently in various versions of PowerPoint, but the basic ideas should be consistent across versions and in tools like Keynote. Watch:

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Want to get started? Check out our library of Common Craft Style Cut-outs.

This video is part of the "Know-How" section of Common Craft, where we share our expertise through guides and other resources. Find more Know-How.