Powerpoint graphics? Absolutely! PowerPoint has become my secret weapon for quick and easy graphic elements for reports, websites, and even Pinterest. Who knew?
Creating Powerpoint Graphics
Not the image in Monet’s mind, I’m sure. But you get the idea.
Another thing you can do with PowerPoint is format text boxes with some nifty effects.
You can change the shape, the background type, add gradient blends, shadows, perspective, bevels, and glows, among other things. And of course, you can use any of the fonts that you have loaded on your computer.
Creating PowerPoint Graphics for Pinterest
Are you on Pinterest yet? You can make some really nice graphics to pin with PowerPoint. I created this one as a single slide inside the program. You can change the size of your slide (this one is 10 inches by 10 inches), and choose any of a bejillion slide themes or backgrounds that are available. Then all you have to do is add text, and save it as a JPEG file instead of a PowerPoint.
Click on the image to see it larger.
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Info-Products with Powerpoint
Here’s another pretty cool thing you can do with PowerPoint. You can create info-products! You can set your page size to 8.5 X 11 inches, choose a design (or not), add your content and graphics, and save the finished presentation as a PDF file (instead of a PowerPoint presentation). If you are going to do this, I would highly suggest that you DO save it as a Powerpoint first, in case you want to go back in and edit it.
Screen Shots with PowerPoint
If you have PowerPoint 2012, you have the ability to take screen shots built in. On the Insert tab, in the area where you can add an image, you should see an option for Screen Shot. When you click that option, it gives you the option of choosing any open window on your desktop, or if you choose the Screen Clipping option, you can choose the area you want to take a screen shot of.
So, for example, I took this screen clipping of some images in my graphics folder and then saved it as a JPEG image.
I hope I’ve given you some ideas to work with, and I can’t wait to see what you are going to create. Let me know in the comments!