Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to Save a PowerPoint Slide as a Transparent Image!

I am so excited to write this post because it is my 100th post on my blog and my 20th Technology Tuesday post!  I never expected to write 100 posts in the five months I've had this blog!  I really do enjoy it though!

Now, onto today's post... how to save a powerpoint slide with a transparent background!

This poll was a real nail biter!  I was really nervous it would end up being a tie!

Luckily, it wasn't a tie!  I'm really excited to blog about this fantastic idea that Mercedes over at Surfing to Success gave to me!  She has a ton of technology tutorials on her blog also so you should definitely check it out!

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Now, onto the tutorial!

And of course, you can have those two cute star images for free!

To download this tutorial as a PDF, just click the button below.  I decided to host the files on Google Docs instead of TPT and hopefully I'll get the other posts up soon!

Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Docs.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

For next week's poll I had the hardest time picking what to add!  In my linky party below, the question came up as to how you add the HTML code to your blog when someone gives it to you.  Oops... I put the wrong thing on the poll!  I added how to make a collage of photos in any shape.  I'll add the HTML next week!  Be sure to vote for next week, and in the meantime, check out my linky party!

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  1. Thanks for the tutorial and the kind mention! This question haunted me for so long. I knew you would figure it out.

    Surfing to Success

    1. No problem! I hope everyone checks out your blog because it really is awesome!

  2. So cool!!! I just learned how to make an object that has a background transparent on PPT and I can't stop playing with it!!! lol

    1. Lol!! The fact that it's s easy makes it so much fun!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial AND for making the directions as a download - so I won't forget how to do it! :)

    1. No problem! I want to make it easy for everyone to learn all these tech tricks! :)

  4. Hi Jessica,
    Your tutorials are great - so easy to follow for a non-techie like me:). I would love to learn how to protect your images with a watermark or how to add your blog address on an image like you added on the side of the monkey cup.
    Thanks again for such great information!
    Playful Learning Brooklyn

    1. Glad to help! I will put the watermark tutorial on my to do list! As far as putting the web address on the picture, I have a tutorial from a while back that should help:

      Hope that helps in the meantime!

  5. Thank you so much! I make a lot of my own clipart in powerpoint but I was always saving the whole slide as a .png file so I would always have the white background. This is so awesome! Now I have to go back and fix some of my images! :)


  6. I've been thinking about asking this to you for a while now and that is... Where in the world do you find the time to blog man?...not just blog..but also respond to other bloggers comments.I know a lot'ta ppl in TOP 20 MBA Programs and they tell me that they dont even have the time to breathe.
    powerpoint presentations

  7. Will the image/images stay in their original size when you save it?

  8. Thank you so much! This is exactly what I had been looking for! :)

  9. Awesome. I have been trying to bring transparent images from PPT to Google slides. When I use the transparency tool, then copy it to Google, it is finicky and doesn't always work. With this I have to save each image individually, but it works. I just wish google slides had a transparency tool.Thank you.

  10. Nice post
    clip art powerpoint helps you to build stunning presentations that easily convey key information and make emotional connections.