Master 2D Graphic Design in PowerPoint: Ads, Games, and More


Master 2D Graphic Design in PowerPoint: Ads, Games, and More, Create stunning 2D designs in PowerPoint using basic shapes and tools for ads, game elements, and more.

Course Description

Welcome to the course where you will learn how to create 2D designs and graphics using basic shapes in PowerPoint. This skillset is invaluable for creating advertisements, elements for 2D video games, and a variety of other design applications. What makes this course unique is that we will exclusively use PowerPoint, without relying on any external resources. This ensures that you can create stunning designs using tools readily available to you.

Course Overview

Getting Started

We’ll begin with the basics of PowerPoint, starting from how to insert shapes and manipulate them to create various designs. Understanding how to insert shapes is fundamental to designing in PowerPoint. You’ll learn how to maintain fixed proportions and centers, ensuring that your designs are precise and professional.

Mastering Shapes

Next, we will delve deeper into working with shapes. Copying shapes in different ways allows you to efficiently duplicate elements in your designs. This is a crucial skill that will save you time and effort as you build more complex designs.

Shape Formatting

Understanding how to format shapes is essential for creating visually appealing designs. You will learn how to use shape fill and shape outline options to customize the appearance of your shapes. This includes choosing colors, gradients, and patterns that best fit your design requirements.

Using Merge Shapes

Merge shapes is a powerful feature in PowerPoint that allows you to create complex shapes by combining or subtracting basic shapes. You will learn how to use operations like Union, Combine, Fragment, Intersect, and Subtract to create intricate designs. This skill is particularly useful when creating unique graphics or custom icons.


After mastering these foundational skills, we will apply them to three practical projects:

  1. Designing a 2D Pizza
    • You will create a 2D pizza design using circular shapes for the base and various toppings such as herbs, vegan pepperoni, mushroom slices, and olives. This project will reinforce the basic concepts learned and introduce you to the creative process of designing in PowerPoint.
  2. Creating a House Design
    • Building upon your skills, you will design a house using rectangles, triangles, and other shapes to create windows, doors, and architectural features. This project will help you understand how to use shapes effectively to construct more complex designs.
  3. Crafting a 2D Video Game Background
    • For the final project, you will create a 2D video game background featuring mountains, clouds, rocks, and bushes. This project will allow you to apply everything you’ve learned to create a cohesive and visually appealing background for a video game.

Advanced Techniques

In addition to the projects, you will learn advanced techniques such as:

  • Using PowerPoint Shortcuts: I will provide screencasts demonstrating all the shortcuts and techniques used throughout the course. This will make learning and applying these skills easier and more efficient.
  • Grouping and Aligning Shapes: Learn how to group and align shapes to create more complex designs and ensure precision in your layouts.

Why PowerPoint?

PowerPoint is often underestimated as a design tool, but it offers powerful features that allow you to create professional-grade graphics and designs. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to create your own designs from scratch using PowerPoint alone.

Course Benefits

  • No External Resources Needed: You can create professional designs using only the tools available in PowerPoint, making this course accessible and practical.
  • Hands-On Learning: Each section includes practical exercises and projects to reinforce your learning and creativity.
  • Professional Development: Whether you are a beginner or looking to expand your design skills, this course will equip you with valuable skills that are applicable to a variety of design projects.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is ideal for:

  • Beginners: If you’re new to design or PowerPoint, this course will give you a solid foundation in creating 2D designs and graphics.
  • Graphic Design Enthusiasts: If you’re interested in graphic design and want to explore creating designs in PowerPoint, this course will provide you with the necessary skills.
  • Professionals: If you work in a field where basic graphic design skills are needed, such as marketing, education, or digital content creation, this course will enhance your skill set.

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