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.
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.