Today is day number seven of the video blogging challenge, and I gained so much satisfaction from watching your videos! Keep up the good work!
You can watch the video or read the text below to find out how to create social media images using PowerPoint.
Watch the Video:
Day 7 – Video Blogging Challenge from Bonnie Gean
Will You Add Social Images?
As much as I like creating face-to-face videos, today I created a tutorial to show you how to create a social image using PowerPoint.
Here’s how to create social media images with PowerPoint:
- Open PowerPoint and create a new document.
- Choose “blank presentation” and hit the enter key on your keyboard.
- Click “Design” from the menu and choose “Page Setup” to continue.
- Enter 5.322 inches for height and width.
- Click OK to close the Page Setup box.
- Right click on the page listed on the left panel, under Slides.
- Choose “Layout” and pick the blank canvas.
- Right click on the canvas and choose “Format Background” – you should highlight the “Fill” selection.
- Choose the “Color” bucket and add a new background color to your canvas.
- Click “Close” to remove the format box.
Add a New Shape to the Background Canvas
The next thing you want to do is add a new square box to your canvas because we don’t want to write on the colored background. Additionally, this will allow you to add a shadow effect to the canvas that will make your social image “pop” off the colored background.
On the top menu, choose “Insert” and then choose “Shapes” to pick the rectangle shape. Slide your mouse across the canvas (from top left to the bottom right) to draw a new shape.
Center the shape on your canvas using the ruler guides to make it proportional to the background. Right click your mouse over the top of the shape and choose “Format Shape” to get a pop-up box.
Choose the “Color” bucket and change the square shape to white; remove the border line and add a shadow (Offset Center) to the background. Change the transparency of the shadow to 90% and click the “Close” button.
Add Text to Your Canvas
You can now add an image and text to the canvas area. Find a quote from one of the many quote websites or use one of your own. To add text to the canvas, go to “Insert” on the top menu and choose “Text Box” and draw a text area onto the canvas.
Once you type or copy text into the text box, make sure you center the guides at the top and sides of your canvas. HINT: Line the text guides to the canvas guides.
If you use a quote from any of the quotation websites, be sure to include a courtesy credit somewhere on your canvas to pledge a credit to the website.
If you use a quote of your own then use a URL address or your name at the bottom of the social image.
Add an Image
I don’t care for social media quotes that do not offer an image, so I created a little flower inside of PowerPoint to add to my quote. You can either do the same or go without – the choice is yours.
I added an image to the right side of the quote, and now I’m ready to export the entire canvas.
Export the Social Media Quote
Click “File” from the top of the menu and choose “Save As” to continue. A box will pop up on your screen and allow you to choose a directory to save the file.
Choose a directory that’s easy for you to find when it’s time to share the image on Facebook! Name your file, ending with a dot PNG and click the “Save” button.
It’s not that hard to create social media images with PowerPoint. I certainly understand you wouldn’t want to if you’re pressed for time, but if you have a few moments – you can easily crank out a few of these during the day.
If you’re pressed for time, I offer various social media images from my PLR store, so feel free to browse the selection if that’s more to your liking.
If you would like to learn something else inside of PowerPoint, please leave a comment below and let me know!
Do you create social media images with PowerPoint? How often? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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