The design capability of PowerPoint has grown over the years. However, in its native state, PowerPoint does come with limitations in regard to overall design. Without access to the tools found within some of the more advanced design software, intricate designs can be frustrating and overwhelming.

At Ethos3, we have found value in creating our designs in Photoshop and then integrating them into PowerPoint. Check out the step-by-step guide below to find how you can get the most out of your design software.

Step 1: Create your canvas in Photoshop.

In order to effectively transfer your Photoshop design to PowerPoint, you must start with the right canvas. If your PowerPoint deck will be presented in 4×3, then the Photoshop canvas should be designed in a 1024×768 pixel ratio. If you are opting for the widescreen 16×9 ratio, then your Photoshop canvas should be a 1920×1080 pixel ratio.

Step 2: Design your slide.

During this step, you can leverage the different tools available in Photoshop to design an impactful slide. Be sure to add each asset of the slide using a different layer as this will be important during the export process later.

Step 3: Export each aspect of the slide as a PNG.

In the Layers panel of Photoshop, export each asset as its own PNG. You can do this by right-clicking on each individual layer and selecting “Quick Export as PNG.” Be sure to label these files clearly so that you can find them quickly when importing into PowerPoint.

Step 4: Import each PNG into PowerPoint.

Create your PowerPoint base, and begin importing each asset of the Photoshop design into your PowerPoint deck. You can do this by selecting “Insert” followed by “Pictures” followed by “Pictures from File.”

Step 5: Arrange slide.

Once all assets have been imported into PowerPoint, you can now arrange them individually so to match the design you created in Photoshop.

Step 6: Update assets where needed.

In the event that the slide does not look the way you envisioned ,you can recreate the simple aspects of your design using PowerPoint’s native features. This will be far easier now that you have done the difficult designing in Photoshop.

Photoshop is a powerful tool that provides you with all the tools and resources you need to create a classy and impactful design. With these 6 steps, you are prepared to create and import into PowerPoint quickly and easily.

Don’t have enough time to design your own slides? Contact our team today to find out how we can help.

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