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Create Awesome Posters in PowerPoint
Discover the surprising power of MS PowerPoint as a fast and flexible way of creating awesome graphic designs. In this informative and light-hearted session we’ll focus on designing some fantastic posters you can show off!
Create Awesome Posters in PowerPoint
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
PowerPoint as a graphic design tool
For many people, MS PowerPoint has all the tools you need to make a great start in graphic design
Essential design principles
Learn fundamental design principles that will apply to any graphics package you use. Even if you're more familiar with more advanced packages, you may be surprised at how much you can get done with PowerPoint
Quality Poster Design
Learn about good placement of graphics, images, textures and backgrounds, and the basics of designing for maximum visual effect
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
Discover the surprising power of MS PowerPoint as a fast and flexible way of creating awesome graphic designs.
In this informative and light-hearted session we’ll focus on designing some fantastic posters, whether to advertise your latest event, your new movie or concert, or just for the fun of creating something super impressive you can show to friends and family. Once you’ve grasped the basic principles, the only limitation on what you create is your time and imagination!
We’ll learn how to set up your space in MS PowerPoint, and quickly learn the basic tools. Experiment with ready-made shapes, insert stock graphics and add your own. You can apply text effects from a choice of hundreds, delve into ready-made templates and even watch how MS PowerPoint’s own Artificial Intelligence can suggest layouts for you. We’ll explore your options for outputting the results to get the best effects possible – in print or onscreen.
We will also cover how to get free resources as an alternative to creating your own images. Lastly we explain some of the editing software you can find that will help make your posters even better. The session will end with the sharing of tools and resources you can use to continue to improve. Next stop, the World Poster Design Awards! (Somebody should make a poster for that.)
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- How to use PowerPoint as an art and graphic design tool
- Graphic design treatments that work well for posters
- How to find free resources that elevate your designs
- How to output your work for print and screen - resolutions, file types and sizes