How to Create Icons in PowerPoint + Free Download

PowerPoint has always been my go-to graphic design tool (as I’ve explained in several of my other posts: here, here, and here). Even as I’ve learned how to use advanced graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I’ve always believed that PowerPoint can be just as…well, powerful!

Last year, as a hobby project, I created a simple website (www.PowerPointIcons.com) dedicated to sharing custom icons in PowerPoint. Over the past several years, icons have become a popular graphic design asset to use in e-learning courses, presentations, and a lot more. However, one of the issues many people encounter with most icons sets is that you can’t edit them; and if you can, you have to use a program like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Not everyone has these programs. I figured, why not create editable icons that anyone could edit directly in PowerPoint? So, that’s what I did!

Icons in PowerPoint

Click here to download these fully-editable icons (PPT & PNG)

This week, I want to share a new icon set that I created 100% in PowerPoint. These icons, like most icons, have been created using simple shapes and colors. If you have PowerPoint installed on your computer (which most of us do), you can download and edit these icons in any way you want. Change the colors, change the shapes, or make completely new icons!

Creating custom icons in PowerPoint is easy. It’s just a matter of figuring how to use simple shapes to create the icon you want. Check out my how-to video below to see how I created these icons and how you can save them out of PowerPoint to use in your own projects.

Tim Slade
Tim Slade is the Creative Director & E-Learning Authoring Tools Trainer for Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered. Tim has 8+ years of e-learning experience, working to help others elevate their e-learning and visual communications content. Tim has been recognized and awarded within the e-learning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim also speaks regularly at national e-learning conferences, is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, and is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series.

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