The reigning ruler of presentation software, PowerPoint continues to be the go-to software for most students, faculty, and staff. It is a desktop application that is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems.Watch this Linkedin Learning online training course on PowerPoint 2016
Google offers a cloud-based alternative to PowerPoint called Google Slides. Google Slides is available under Google Drive. All you need to access Google Presentations is a Gmail account.
Slides Carnival offers free PowerPoint templates and Google Slides themes for your presentations.
Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. Canva offers a variety of tutorials and training through their design school.
Adobe Photoshop offers a wide variety of tools to create and edit images, design graphics, paintings, and 3D artwork. LinkedIn Learning features many Photoshop based topics areas. To start learning more about Photoshop, we recommend the LinkedIn Learning Photoshop Essentials Training.
GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image manipulation and image editing. You can find tutorials for GIMP through either GIMP's website or Linkedin Learning.
Adobe Illustrator allows for the creation editable vector graphics that stay sharp when scaled to any size. You can also create artwork that will be used across different mediums, and for varied types of artwork including custom typography, infographics, and one-page design layouts like a form or a flyer. To start learning more about Illustrator, we recommend the LinkedIn Learning Illustrator Essentials Training.
Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor used to create vector images, primarily in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. Other formats can be imported and exported. Inkscape can render primitive vector shapes and text. Inkscape resources and tutorials can be found on the Inkscape website and through Linkedin Learning.
Adobe InDesign is a robust application used to create both print and digital works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks. While this is not a photo editing application like Photoshop, or a vector graphics program like Illustrator, InDesign will accept native Photoshop and Illustrator files. To start learning more learning more about InDesign, we recommend the LinkedIn Learning InDesign Essentials Training.
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