Monday, February 11, 2008

For those of you who are wondering how I make my Power Point collages, here is a step-by-step demo JUST FOR YOU!!!

Step 1: Crop all the photos you want to use to the same size. I usually crop my pictures so that they are squares – this makes it easier to line them up in a grid.

Step 2: Copy and paste the photos into Power Point. You may have to minimize the size in order to make the pictures fit onto one sheet. To maintain the SQUARE shape while minimizing, move your cursor to the corner of the photo until the arrow appears, press and hold the SHIFT KEY, click and hold the arrow and minimize.

Step 3: Select the RECTANGLE icon on the bottom of the window

Create a square using the same SHIFT KEY method as step 2 and COVER one picture with this square. My default is a thin bordered blue filled rectangle, so I have to then select NO FILL on the FILL COLOR icon at the bottom

and choose a thicker line using the LINE STYLE icon at the bottom.

Step 4: Once ONE of these rectangles is created, you can just copy and paste it to border the rest of your photos.

Step 5: Save your Power Point collage as a JPEG. This converts it back into a picture file instead of a Power Point file.

Step 6: Upload your collage on your blog, give me some props and then wait for the flood of compliments that are sure to come!

Leave any questions in the comment section and I will be happy to help if I can!

Have a great week!

1 comment:

Jen said...

so here is your 1st of the flood of comments ;)...
as you know... you are awesome!!!
have a great week!
it is snowing school!