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Make your own great designs in PowerPoint: Quick & Easy

In this beginners course you will learn all the fundamental basics of making great designs in PowerPoint
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What Will I Learn?
Make unique and personalised designs using PowerPoint.
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  • You will need a computer or laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint installed on it. It doesn't matter whether you use Windows or Mac or whether you use the latest or an older version of PowerPoint.

This course will show you the step by step procedure on how to make great designs without having to use expensive software such as PhotoShop. Make a poster, promotional flyer or a wedding invitation. Just by using PowerPoint

Time is money:
In todays' life it can be difficult to schedule in time for learning new skills. In order for you to finish this course successfully, I created a selection of high quality video's that are well structured and to the point. Within one hour you will learn all the fundamental basics, as well advanced features such as how to remove a background of an image.

By the end of the course you will be able to make your own designs with the "wow!" effect that all designers are aiming for. Most people will think you made your designs in Photoshop.

Why use PowerPoint instead of any other designing programs?
Learning new programs such as Photoshop can be stressful, time consuming and costly.
PowerPoint offers an excellent alternative that is:

  • Free (or at least easy accessible for low costs)
  • User friendly
  • Easy to learn
  • Time efficient

Being creative should be accessible to everyone and this course will enable beginners to explore their creative bone. My motto is: "Good ideas are put on paper, while great ideas are put in motion''.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners: You use a computer on a daily basis and have a basic understanding of tools such as Word and PowerPoint. It doesn't matter if you have never worked in PowerPoint before. I will show you step by step how you can use this program to expand your creative ideas into real designs.
  • Intermediate: You know the ins and outs of PowerPoint, but you have never used this program as a tool for making great designs. Follow this course to find out hidden features, get inspired and make your own designs in a time efficient way.
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10 Lectures 59:45

In this lecture you will learn more about:
- Different versions of PowerPoint (for Windows & Mac).
- How you can optimise your window (insert a ruler/gridlines)
- How to save a file.

Download the manual (PDF document) for extra support :)

Preview 05:59

In this lecture you will learn:
- How to insert objects such as: Text boxes, Word Art, Shapes & Clipart.
- How to rearrange objects (=how you can put one object in front of the other). This concept is called ''Layering''.
- How to rotate objects.

Preview 07:31

In this lecture you will learn:
- How you can edit objects, such as Text boxes, Word Art and Shapes. How to change the color & size.
- How to add special effects on these objects, such as shadows, reflection, glows and 3D rotation.
- How you can edit your objects even further by going into the advanced edit window.

You will find out:
That there are hundreds of combinatons available to make your object look unique.

Lecture 3: Edit Objects

In this lecture you will learn:
- How to apply a standard theme as a background.
- How to add a gradient and/or pattern as a background.
- How to set a picture as a background.

Lecture 4: Format background

In this lecture you will learn how to edit photographs:
- How to sharpen/soften photographs/pictures.
- How to change the brightness & color.
- How to recolour.
- How to add a creative filter.
- How to crop a photographs/pictures.
- How to reshape your photograph/picture in a variety of fun shapes (such as arrows, smileys, and more).
- How to add special effects onto photographs/pictures.

Lecture 5: Edit a photograph/picture

Sit back and watch the informative video about:
- Pixel & Resolution + how to save your file in the right resolution.
- Difference between making designs for online use or printing.
- Page setup + different size formats, lay out.

Lecture 6: Resolution & Page setup (video)

In this lecture we will put everything into practised what we have learned in the previous video. You will learn:
- How to change the size of a file (for example from A4 to A5).
- How to save your file in a different extension (for example JEG and PDF).
- How to adjust the file resolution (dots per inch).
- How to compress a picture in order to reduce the file size.

Lecture 7: Page setup

In this lesson you will learn:
- How to remove the background of photographs/pictures (=how to make the background transparant).

Lecture 8: How to remove the background of photographs/pictures

In this lecture you will learn:
- How to use Advance Image Search on Google Images.
- More about usage rights (commercial and non-commercial).
- Where you can find images (paid & free) on stock photo libraries

Lecture 9: Find the right image online

You are ready!
In this lecture you will see two live examples on how you can make great designs in less than 10 minutes.

Lecture 10: Let's get creative!
About the Instructor
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Founder of Fentastic Designs

Fantastic Designs is all about creating impressive designs without having to know all the ins and outs of advanced designing software, such as Photoshop. Over the last ten years I have used PowerPoint extensively to create my designs and discovered all the advanced features it has to offer. PowerPoint is a user friendly tool and therefore an excellent alternative.

Do you love being creative, but don't know where to start? Then you have come to the right place! My online courses are designed for beginners who want to start making designs quick and easy.

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