Powerpoint Tips and Tricks
Now I know that everyone hates power-point but most of the people who do so, have just scratched its surface.
So lets get started:
1. Realistic shadows
- I am not an expert at Photoshop but as far as I know getting a realistic shadow is harder than couple of clicks.
Step 1: Find a render (credits to jake30502 for the render)
Step 2: Go to Shape Effects and then Shadows: (I apolagize for the images being stretched, tinypic keeps screwing them up)
Step 3: Go to Perspective Shadow and select the angle you need. The result should something like this:
Of course if you are not satisfied with the angle, distance, color or blur of the shadow you can change it in the shadow options which is located right under the perspective shadows.
That's it for today, I will be posting more in the coming days.
Thats pretty neat...but honestly i dont think anyone uses PowerPoint to create a video game cover on this site except you....I could be wrong but I highly doubt it.
I know but this is just for new comers who use programs like paint and complain about Photoshop being advanced, because powerpoint is as easy to use as paint and as hard to master as photoshop.
Originally Posted by Deividas
I'd highly recommend that everybody should start using a program like GIMP or Photoshop as soon as possible. Yes you may suck at first, but if you study tutorials and practice, I promise you will get a basic handle on it within a couple weeks.
You see I use Photoshop for the special effects and PowerPoint for the basic arrangement because I find the layering in Photoshop hard especially because if you want a rendered image you will have to save to your computer first. The only reason I am made thread is to show some things PowerPoint can get done quicker than Photoshop. But as I already mentioned I do use Photoshop for my boxes and I am slowly getting the hang of the special effects, after that I will start to learn layering.
Layers are so simple and yet so powerful.
Originally Posted by Deathmania
Try these tutorials: http://www.pixel2life.com/search/pho...ytime_IN_live/
It's really easy to get a rendered image to Photoshop easily using Chrome. Since the download bar is right there on the bottom, once it's done download you can simply drag and drop it into Photoshop.
I can copy paste images right into gimp without having to save them. :/
Yeah, that's possible on almost every program lol. I think he meant images with transparency.
I can do that too. Just right click on a .png, click copy image, go into Gimp and press ctrl+V. And it comes up with transparency and everything.
Originally Posted by YoshiStar