Remove Backgrounds with PowerPoint to Design Better Graphics (Pro Tip #2)

New IDs often ask me: “How can I remove the background from this image?” They’re usually working with a JPEG that needs a transparent background. The truth is, there are countless ways to achieve this; some are just easier than others. (Spoiler alert: PPT is my fave.)

Use the Right File Type to Design Better Graphics (Pro Tip #1)

The #1 question I get asked from new IDs is “What type of file should I use for this?” While there are many of files you’ll use throughout your instructional design career, a good rule of thumb when it comes to learning the basics is this: If you can easily identify the difference between a JPEG and a PNG, you’ll be ahead of the pack.