Have you ever wanted to take a text document and make a .jpg file or some sort of picture with it. So how did you accomplish that task?
I have a friend that sells personalized t-shirts on the side. Often, she uses text to print on her t-shirts. There are times she needs to convert that text into a picture. She went all around town and back to get that accomplished, and it worked for her. She primarily uses Microsoft Word.
Utilizing the 2007 version of PowerPoint, I showed her how to insert the object into PowerPoint and save as a jpg. She was so excited and impressed. I also showed her how she could add different effects like 3d, soft edges, and all sorts of other things that can be done to enhance or change the picture.
Here’s how – remember only in 2007 version can you do this:
- Open PowerPoint and create a new document.
- Remove whatever formatting like Title – delete the boxes.
- Insert the object that you want to use.
- While the pointer/mouse is on the object, right click and save as picture. Note the default will be png. I normally use the .jpg because it works better on other things.
You now have a picture. You can also crop it if needed once it is a picture as well as add other effects such as thicker borders, bevel to make it look like it’s sitting up, shadow, and all sorts of other things.
I have used it to customize wordpress themes that allow for image background customizing. I have inserted different pictures and cropped them. Then combined them together by grouping them and save as picture. I use the dimensions required and have a customized picture for the background.
My background picture of my Twitter profile was done in PowerPoint as well – see virtuallyassist. I just played with it until it worked. I am gonna make a new background when I can find some time!
I don’t have any fancy picture software, so this works well for my needs. Hope it helps you too! If you need help with it, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Additional information: Ironically after I posted this I needed to get a picture from a pdf file. I inserted the file into PowerPoint and saved as a picture. I inserted the file again in the jpg format, cropped the picture out, and used that pictured in a Publisher flyer I was working. It worked beautifully and saved quite a bit of time for me.