Indezine Logo




Microsoft Expression PNGs for PowerPoint

Learn how to export PNG graphics from Microsoft Expression with an alpha channel that PowerPoint can import.


Author:

Product/Version: PowerPoint





See Also:

PowerPoint and Alpha Channels | Photoshop TIF and Alpha Channel Export for PowerPoint

In this tutorial, we will learn how to export a PNG graphic from Microsoft Expression with an alpha channel that PowerPoint can import. We have used the new Microsoft Expression 3.3 for Macintosh. The PowerPoint version used is PowerPoint X for Macintosh. The same techniques should work with the Windows version.

Presently, you can download free versions of Expression for the Mac and Windows from the Microsoft website.

  1. Launch Expression and choose the File | New option. Expression will create a new document.
  2. Launch Expression
  3. Open or create a simple drawing that uses a transparent gradient. For this tutorial, we created three rectangles with a red to transparent fill. We also applied a repeating Stars stroke to the rectangles. Save your drawing.
  4. Create drawing that uses a transparent gradient
  5. Choose the File | Save as Bitmap (see screenshot).
  6. Save as Bitmap
  7. Choose a name and location to save the graphic. Within the Format drop down box, choose PNG. Click the Save button.
  8. PNG Format
  9. You'll now see the Bitmap Setting dialog box. Check all the three options listed on the bottom left: Keep Aspect Ratio, Save Alpha Channel and Anti-Alias. Click OK here. In the next dialog box, click OK again to save the drawing as a PNG bitmap (see both screenshots). Save your document and exit Expression.
  10. Bitmap Setting dialog box
  11. PNG Options
  12. In PowerPoint, create a new presentation or open an existing one. On a blank slide, just insert the exported PNG using the Insert | Picture command. The screenshot below shows you how the transparent areas reveal themselves.
  13. Insert exported PNG in PowerPoint
Back

You May Also Like: Nine of the Best Props to Add Impact to Your Presentation | Bahrain Flags and Maps PowerPoint Templates


Popular Posts

Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems in PowerPoint
Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems in PowerPoint
Learn about using safe fonts in PowerPoint.

10 Tips for Pecha Kucha
10 Tips for Pecha Kucha
Read 10 amazing Pecha Kucha tips that will help you create and deliver a better Pecha Kucha presentation.

Creating Slide Backgrounds in Photoshop for PowerPoint
Creating Slide Backgrounds in Photoshop for PowerPoint
Learn how to create slide backgrounds for PowerPoint in Photoshop.

Formatting Arrows (Arrowheads) in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Formatting Arrows (Arrowheads) in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Learn how to format arrowheads for lines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.



Pictures in Presentations

Is a picture is worth a thousand words? You probably have heard this adage so often that we decided not to repeat this phrase throughout this book! Now here’s some more info: the human brain uses a larger part of its area to store visual information rather than textual content. And that’s possibly because a picture describes so much more than text.

Go and get a copy of our Pictures in Presentations ebook.

This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at Microsoft Expression PNGs for PowerPoint.


Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Media Kit | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2022, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.