Day 1: Learning how to make my own simple clipart graphics

I’m not a graphic artist by any stretch of any of the craziest imaginations. When I use art for my blogs, it’s either crappy pictures I’ve taken myself or images I’ve found on the free area of Flickr. I heard at WordCamp Fayetteville that it’s really easy to make your own graphics on PowerPoint but I couldn’t figure out how to save it the right way so I never bothered to try making my own graphics.

Then this whole idea of the 31 Days of 2012 came along and I really wanted a cute graphic to use every day with my entries. I decided to create what I wanted in PowerPoint and then figure out later how to save it or convert it or whatever. So I created the graphic and went to “save as.” Ahem. There is an option in PowerPoint to save as a PNG file, perfect for blogs. No converting. No searching databases. Easy peasy.

I’m not saying the graphics are going to be pretty, but it makes me smile to know that I can make something like that all on my own. I can’t wait to make more and to make them better!

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  1. Ok so I stumbled upon your page due to the cute sunflower graphic. I admit it is one of my favs! Love your tips here cause I have no clue how to do graphics! Going to try this 31 days of posting as well. Hope to follow your progress…check mine out too!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! Did you follow the link so that you can link up your blogs? There’s like 1,000 (I think I was 889) joining in! What will your topic be?

    By the way, I’m glad you liked the graphic. I took that photo a few years ago and use it for just about everything it seems! Just make the graphics in PowerPoint and save as a PNG. You might have to crop it otherwise it will give you a huge box.

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