3 Practical Tips on How to Do Graphic Designing Easily with PowerPoint

How to do graphic designing with PowerPoint

This is a practical guide on how to do graphic designing with PowerPoint.

Admittedly, there are innumerable ways to do graphic designing with PowerPoint, and PPT is such a wonderful power-packed tool, it is impossible to explain all that you can do.

With that in mind, I’ll talk about 3 simple techniques that I often use when I do graphic designing with PowerPoint. I use other tools too, notably Stencil and Canva, will cover them in future articles.

In here, we will be creating these graphic design images (refer slider below), fast and easy, using the 3 techniques.

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Before we move on, let’s find out what graphic designing means, and why it is so red hot in demand.

According to Wikipedia,

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration.

Note the emphasis on visual communication and problem-solving. Though the two belong to different usage goals, the purpose for both is the same.

And that takes us to what Wikipedia further informs –

…the common uses of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books), wayfinding or environmental design, advertising, web design, communication design, product packaging and signage.

In other words, graphic designing is an undeniable mode of communication, and that I feel is the biggest reason why there is so much demand for it.

In this post on how to do graphic designing, we will don an amateur’s hat, and primarily look at some simple ways to go about, using PowerPoint.

The focus will be on graphic designing for problem-solving, and we will use PowerPoint’s existing features to do the work, instead of loaning anything from any other tool.

The 3 techniques to be explained are –

a. capturing screen image,
b. combining 2 images with text, and
c. highlighting part of an image.

So, let’s get going.

First, watch the video below for some idea on how to do graphic designing using PowerPoint. Remember though that you can create an entire video with just PowerPoint.

As evident in the video above, PowerPoint has some excellent easy-to-use tools to capture screen clippings, and then combine 2 or more screen clippings (or any other images) and texts for graphic designing that are simply not available with any other tool.

The third technique on how to do graphic designing is about creating highlighting on any image inside PowerPoint.

This I’ll explain in the following steps.

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