Optimize Your Social Media Sites Using PowerPoint
I use PowerPoint for all of my graphics projects. A designer will laugh at this because they probably use software such as PhotoShop to handle complex projects. Well, I don’t know PhotoShop well enough to whip out something fast, but I know just about everything that PowerPoint can do. And for the types of projects I have, I’ve figured out how to get them done fast using this software I already have.
My latest project consisted of changing my Twitter background for my main Twitter account, and another one here @ digitalbreaks. Here’s how I did it.
Ready PowerPoint for Your Design
- Decide on your color scheme, matching your Website, blog, etc. (or not), and sketch out a rough design. (Here are some charts that show you Web colors that match.)
- In PowerPoint, resize a landscape slide to 20” Width and 12.5 inches Height (click the File menu, Page Setup). Depending on your monitor and resolution, you may have to reduce the Zoom level in order to see more of your slide (zoom in and out as you need to see more detail).
- Either from Slide Master view or directly on the slide, change the color of your background. Make it more interesting by using two colors and experimenting with Shading styles (click the Format menu, Background, down arrow to Fill Effects, Two colors (then click the down arrow and choose colors). Try the different Shading styles. My @ peggyduncan Twitter background is a dark blue and white with the Shading style, From title.
Here’s a Video – Part 1
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