Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. It’s frustrating to locate an image only to find it just isn’t quite right. In these cases, it’s possible to tweak the image with a graphics editor. Many people don’t consider PowerPoint as a capable graphics editor since its main function is to create presentation aids. Fortunately, you can also save an image in several different image formats.

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PowerPoint 2010: Adjusting the Saturation for a Clip Art Image

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In one of my recent Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning & Presentations classes , I demonstrated how to adjust the saturation of an inserted image to take the image to grayscale. After the class, one of the students asked how to make this adjustment on clip art images. Because they are WMF files, you have the ability to Recolor the image, but not to fully adjust the saturation. PowerPoint may attempt to save the image as a WMF file by default.

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Push Our PowerPoint Graphics to the Max with Gauge Templates

eLearning Brothers

Our familiarity with gauges and the wide variety of gauge types are two reason why using gauge-style PowerPoint graphics in eLearning is so genius. To change the icon, delete the shape and replace it with one of your own PowerPoint graphics. You can check our stock image library , or make one with your favorite image editing software and save it as a PNG file before inserting it into your presentation.

Save PowerPoint Slides as Images


Did you know you can save any PowerPoint slide as an image? It’s really easy to do and it turns PowerPoint from a just a presentation software into a powerful graphic design tool. But wanted to follow-up and show you that’s great, I use that for building out what my scene is going to be, but I actually use this as a stage often and authoring tools that are outside of PowerPoint. The problem if I were to save out these individual images per slide. Synopsis.

Creating Transparent PNGs in PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

PowerPoint gets a bad reputation from all the mind numbing presentations millions have been subjected to. This has less to do with PowerPoint's limitations and more to do with a lack of creativity on the part of many presenters. PowerPoint is a very powerful presentation tool that can be used to really enhance the way data is presented. PowerPoint is also useful for creating cool visual effects outside of a presentation. The cloud has been created in PowerPoint.

Newbies: More PowerPoint Hacks for Your Cp Project: Using PowerPoint Template Backgrounds in Your Captivate Master Slides

Adobe Captivate

I like using the PowerPoint backgrounds in my Cp projects. I don’t need the PowerPoint master slides, just the background image. Importing that PowerPoint background into my Captivate master slide applies the background to my title, content, quizzing, and all the other slides in the master slide series. There are a lot of nicely designed template backgrounds that come with PowerPoint. This background, Droplet, ships with Powerpoint.

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A Simple Way to Build PowerPoint Graphics for Mobile Learning

Rapid eLearning

Understanding the Image Blocks in Rise. Rise offers a number of blocks that support inserted images (such as image, gallery, and some of the interactions). There are a few blocks that have text overlay where the image is scaled. Those are mostly decorative images so we won’t worry about them. Understanding PowerPoint Slides. PowerPoint is easy-to-use screen and with some practice, you can build almost any type of visual. Image already added.

How to Remove the Background From an Image

TechSmith Camtasia

I was trying to come up with a way to add a logo and few icons into PowerPoint. The images all had different background colors, and I needed them to all have a uniform look. You have a logo, icon, or other image that you’re trying to design with, but you need to remove the background of the image. You may need to add your company logo to a new image, or add an icon to a PowerPoint presentation. How to remove the background from an image.

A Simple Hack to get Beveled Edges for Shapes, Text Captions and Images

Adobe Captivate

All you need is PowerPoint and a screen snap tool. Set your colors and shapes and desired bevel and then grab the shape with your screen capture tool and save your image. Here is one such beveled shape image: Pick your desired shape and set the color, bevel desired, Etc. in the PowerPoint project. Be sure to Save the changes in the PowerPoint file. Save as BMP or PNG. PowerPoint allows other images as the background in their shapes.

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it’s a tool most of us have and it’s easy to do. Most illustrations are vector images that are saved in a format such as. This is an issue I run into quite a bit because I get some of my graphics from those low cost (or free) stock image sites and often they only provide a.PNG version of the file. Finding the Right Illustrations in PowerPoint & E-Learning.

Recolor ClipArt in PowerPoint


You can easily recolor ClipArt in Microsoft PowerPoint if the files are in the EMF format. Today I’m going to show you how you can ungroup clipart and then recolor it in PowerPoint. So let me actually get right into PowerPoint and show you what I did. Now you can also then save these out as individual images. Or you can also just – if you do a copy, and then you go paste, you can actually paste it as a picture, and it will pull that in as a PNG. Synopsis.

Create an Animated Title Clip Using PowerPoint & Camtasia Studio 8

TechSmith Camtasia

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use PowerPoint to create an artsy, collage style title clip… …and add a little animation applied to it via the Camtasia Studio Visual Properties! You can follow along with the technique I have shown below choosing clip art / images you like. This tutorial takes a pictorial approach to show how my title clip image was created in PowerPoint. Click the thumbnail images to see the larger version.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. I also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! Create a faded image.

PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Give a Presentation From Your iPod

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

He has no time to meet with you or see your meticulous PowerPoint presentation projected up on a wall in his conference room. here is how you managed to get the PowerPoint Presentation onto your mobile device: Open a completed PowerPoint 2008 presentation.

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How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. The PowerPoint developer demonstrated how to customize the ribbon toolbar in PowerPoint. For instance, I change the font from one tab, then go to another to crop an image, and then another to add an animation. Creating custom shapes is buried in PowerPoint and not easy to find. Paste as PNG.

Create Your Own Microsoft ClipArt in PowerPoint 2


Learn how to save ClipArt drawings from PowerPoint into the vector EMF format. This is the second lesson on how to create clipart icons in PowerPoint. What I’ve shown you in the last lesson was how you can kind of trace over an image to create your own, and I ran out of time at the end there, and I felt like it was worthwhile showing you guys a couple of things. A simple — a simple thing you can do is save it as a PNG, just copy and pasting the picture, or as an EMF.

Development Corner: Image Formats

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Sally Cox    When it comes to adding images to websites, PowerPoint presentations, or eLearning projects, you will likely be given JPEGs, GIFs, or PNGs. Let's review the three most common image formats and why/when to use them. JPEG compression (the act of making the image as small as possible while retaining as much quality as possible) is "lossy" compression, which means every time you save an image as a JPEG, it loses quality.

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Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration

Rapid eLearning

And they’re great for holding the images and multimedia we use. Plus, it’s a great way to learn more of PowerPoint’s illustration features. In today’s post, I’ll show you how to build a laptop monitor inspired by the free laptop image file you can get from the psdGraphics site. And at the end of the post you’ll find the original PowerPoint file for you to download and deconstruct. Center it and then fill it with your wallpaper image. I saved it as a PNG.

See How Easily You Can Create Graphics in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

Looking over the tutorial, I wondered if I could follow the steps to recreate the icon in PowerPoint. So I went through the Illustrator tutorial and came up with the image below. Another benefit to this exercise is learning to use PowerPoint in new ways.

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PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. Additionally, PowerPoint is often underutilized as a design platform and is surprisingly agile. One reason PowerPoint isn't the first program people think of for Infographics is that infographics are traditionally not the same size as a PowerPoint slide.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives


There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems. Luckily for you, BrightCarbon is here to separate the wheat from the chaff, and the decent presentation programs from the rubbish PowerPoint knock-offs.

Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

Relevant, attractive, and appropriately stylized images can serve as powerful visual stimulation in online training. If not, do you have PowerPoint on your machine? Not only is PowerPoint a powerful way to put together a presentation, it can also be a quick and simple way to export formatted, perfectly-sized images. Set up PowerPoint to your target dimensions. To set PowerPoint to these dimensions: Create a new PowerPoint presentation.

Another PowerPoint Hack: Using Icons in your Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Instead of searching for these vectors online, I pulled them from PowerPoint, recolored them to match my color palette, saved them, and used the images as interactive shapes and buttons in Captivate. PowerPoint Theme Colors. These are some icons that I frequently use.

Working with Images in eLearning (part 1)

Matthew Guyan

As eLearning developers we regularly work with images in our projects and while we aren’t all graphic designers, it helps to have a basic knowledge of the terminology around image properties and file types which is what this post is about. When sourcing images from a photo website I look for a high ppi or dpi number: In this example I’d choose the medium (or maybe the large) over the small as it would be a higher quality and better for resizing.

How to Remove the Background From a Picture

TechSmith Camtasia

I was trying to come up with a way to add a logo and few icons into PowerPoint. The images all had different background colors, and I needed them to all have a uniform look. You have a logo, icon, or other images that you’re trying to design with, but you need to remove the background of the image. You may need to add your company logo to a new image or add an icon to a PowerPoint presentation. Step 1: Insert the image into the editor.

Free E-Learning Template: Check Mark Interaction

Rapid eLearning

There are two versions of the free elearning template: Storyline 2 and PowerPoint. Free E-Learning Template: PowerPoint. Download the free PowerPoint template. The PowerPoint version is limited to a click-and-reveal interaction. The PowerPoint template is edited in the slide master. Check out these other free templates and assets shared in the community recently: Flat Icon Pack (PNG). Button Set Icons (PNG).

An eLearning Workflow

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The image below is an example of a recent project I did.       I export my Illustrator graphics as  transparent high-resolution PNG files  for easy import into Microsoft PowerPoint, Articulate Storyline, or Adobe Captivate. To create the transparent PNG's, build the graphic on a separate artboard and note the artboard number. These settings allow the image to import beautifully into just about any application.

Free eLearning resource screen template and tutorial


I design my backgrounds in PowerPoint, then import them into whatever authoring tool I need. Here’s a quick lesson on how I designed the giveaway file using only PowerPoint and shapes. Again, I like to design the categories in PowerPoint. The icons I used were PNG images. I could have also used icons developed in PowerPoint for full control over the design. In PowerPoint, you can link to anything, not just text.

Free Illustrations Perfect for Rise 360 Courses

Rapid eLearning

You can download PNG or SVG versions of the illustrations. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Rise 360 is a great application to create e-learning. It’s form-based so it’s easy to use. Pull all of your instructional content together. Then go into Rise 360, select from dozens of various content blocks, and add your content. Super easy.

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Introducing Tech Tuesday toolbox

Mike Taylor

Open almost any image format like PSD (Photoshop), PXD, Jpeg, PNG (Transparent), webP, SVG and many more. Slidewise PowerPoint Add-In Remove embedded fonts in PowerPoint. In my experience, most people love tech tips and tools.

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Free Assets to Improve Your eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Sometimes you need an image to supplement your course, but just slapping down a picture all by itself might not cut it. The file is a PNG so the inside of the frame is transparent, allowing you to place it over any image you like and have it look like a framed picture. Another fancy free asset is this cutaway diagram for PowerPoint presentations.

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How to Design the Visual Elements for Interactive Elearning Courses

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, I showed that when you use rapid elearning tools (as well as PowerPoint) you can build effective elearning courses. I’d even argue that PowerPoint provides some extra benefits because of its easy authoring and graphics development. Download: Characters (png).

Create Your Own ClipArt


You can easily create your own ClipArt in PowerPoint that can be saved as either PNG or vector (EMF) format. I’ll show you some techniques you can use to quickly create ClipArt in Microsoft PowerPoint. Click here to download the PowerPoint file I used to create the clipart. This is the second lesson on how to create clipart icons in PowerPoint. But that’s going to be a PNG, you won’t be able to scale it all the way up. Synopsis.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

5 Free Desktop Image Editors. 5 Free Online Image Editors. Let’s review a few of the common image editing tasks. For my demos, I decided to stick with PowerPoint to show that if that’s all you have, then you still can do quite a bit. PowerPoint 2010 comes with a background removal feature which makes it really easy. Select your image and click on Remove Background. Then copy and paste it back in as an image using Paste Special (.png).

How to steer your client away from an information dump

Making Change

Click the image to see a larger version. You could create the same interaction with PowerPoint and a conversion tool that supports branching. The “order taker&# meter is a static PNG in three versions (&# order taker,&# midpoint, and “instructional designer&# ).

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. In Captivate 9, we can import only these image (Shift+Ctrl+M) formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, ICO, EMF, WMF, POT, POTX, and PICT.

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What I Like About eLearning

eLearning Weekly

Some images I cut and paste along the edge. The Rapid eLearning Blog and tips like how to make a PowerPoint template. PNG files. I was never really good in art class growing up.