Not every company has the resources for graphic design. Using Adobe products such as Photoshop allows you to quickly create the correct size graphic. But what if you don't have Photoshop? This guide gives a few tips on how to use PowerPoint to create your booth graphics.
Design > Slide Size > Custom Slide Size
Changing the slide size to match image size allotted for the different elements in your virtual booth helps ensure that all images and logos uploaded will not show up distorted .
Pixels to inches conversion
A separate file will have to be created for each size.
The slide shows in inches. PowerPoint has the ability to make that conversion for you. When adding your graphics make sure to add px after the number so that the program is prompted to convert it into inches.
Ex: If you Marquee banner size is 840px by 210px you would type in "840px" to the width and "210px" to the height to create the correct size graphic.
Tips for your images on your PowerPoint Slide
- Keep the proportions of your image: change the size using the corner handles.
- Align multiple images: *hold shift while clicking desired images* Under picture tools choose the align objects button and choose desired alignment for selected objects
What is the difference between save types?
How to save your creation: save as > choose your desired folder > select desired file type in the drop down.
Any file type will work well for your booth. Here is a breakdown on situations where these file types do well.
- JPEG- Works well for photography. Loses quality when exporting. This is more of an issue when you plan on editing the image again.
- PNG- Allows you to save images with a transparent background (If you add a logo with a background to your PowerPoint slide it will not be fully transparent when exporting). Also works well for photography.
- GIF- simple animations, small icons, graphics with low pixel-to-pixel variation. (i.e. logos with flat color). If you graphic has photography opt for jpeg or png.