As writers we wear many hats.
Some of these hats fit better than others and no two writers are the same. I personally struggle with the illustrator hat.
Like most writers, I can use SnagIt to capture screenshots and I know the basics of editing images in Photoshop. Where I start to panic is when I need to make major changes to a graphic. I either spend too much time editing to create a mediocre graphic, or I spend too much time searching for a better graphic that is already available.
I came across a video that walks through how to easily make minor revisions to a graphic that have a big impact and the tool use to make the changes is PowerPoint. Yes, I said the tool used to make edits to a graphic was PowerPoint! (and for you smarty pants, these were not vector images.)
You have to see it to believe it. Check out the video by Articulate here.
Here are a few other articles about editing graphics directly in PowerPoint:
- 4 Tips for Editing Graphics Directly in PowerPoint
- How to Create Eye-Catching Images with Microsoft PowerPoint
- How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint
- Using PowerPoint to Create or Combine Images
Now I feel a more comfortable donning the illustrator’s hat. But what I really want to know is when are they going to ask me to wear the pirate hat? Aargh!