Tim’s Top 3 PowerPoint Design Tips

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-use program that could accomplish many of the same graphic design tasks as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator? Better yet, wouldn’t it be great if this was a program you most likely have on your computer and have been using for the past several years?

Well, I’m happy to say this program does exist, and it’s something that will meet many of your graphic design needs. This program is PowerPoint. That’s right, I said PowerPoint! Although you may not realize it, many of the tools you can use to design presentations in PowerPoint are the same ones used in programs like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. The key is to think of PowerPoint as a blank canvas, rather than a bullet-point-infested presentation machine.

Checkout the video below to see how PowerPoint can be used a powerful graphic design tool.

Tim Slade

9 Responses to “Tim’s Top 3 PowerPoint Design Tips

  • These are some great tips! Thanks for sharing…I’m planning to use them in my next project.

  • SarahSmile
    10 years ago

    Who knew?! Thanks for not keeping these juicy nuggets to yourself.

  • Ryann Cheung
    10 years ago

    What version of PowerPoint are you using? I have 2007, so don’t seem to have all those options…

    • Hi Ryann! I’m using PowerPoint 2013. Many of these features are only supported in PowerPoint 2010 and higher.

  • Tim Allen
    10 years ago

    Nice job Tim – I love these features. Great examples. Just out of curiosity, what do you use to achieve the Ken Burns Effect on the photos for your video? (slowly grow or shrink photos).

    • Great question! I use Camtasia to record and edit my videos, which includes a tool for panning and zooming. This lets me create a Ken Burns-like effect. I hope that answers your question!

  • Thank you so much for these helpful tips!

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