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Recently Saved by davidhalliwell on October 09, 2012
First saved by mustvid on August 24, 2010
In all of the moaning and groaning about PowerPoint, the critics often overlook that PowerPoint is a versatile and powerful application. I regularly use it to build rapid elearning courses which you can learn about via the Rapid E-Learning Blog.
I also use it to build many of my graphics. In fact, I build most of my graphics inside of PowerPoint because of it’s so easy to use. It’s actually quite an effective tool for building graphics.
A great way for me to learn and practice the PowerPoint features is by building my own illustrations and graphics. As a routine, I like to review Adobe Illustrator tutorials and see what I can replicate using PowerPoint.
Here’s a tutorial on using PowerPoint to create an envelope icon. I covered this in more detail in the blog post on building graphics in PowerPoint like a pro.
Click here to view the tutorial.
Here are a couple of more relevant tutorials:
As you can see, using PowerPoint to build vector graphics or other images can be quite effective. And it doesn’t take that long to do it. It’s just a matter of learning to use the tools that you have in PowerPoint.
In fact, I’d challenge you to learn more about PowerPoint’s powerful features by tackling a few of these vector graphic tutorials. You might never need the envelope icon, but you’ll always have the new skills you learn in PowerPoint.