I was today years old when I learned that you can create a banner, as in for a website, in PowerPoint. I hope this will be helpful to those creating online courses but who don’t have a graphics design program or know how to use a graphics program, such as Photoshop. Check it out!
Here’s the PowerPoint 2016 for Mac step-by-step, screenshots follow:
Design ribbon > slide size (far right) > page setup > click the “slide sized for” menu > select banner > ok > select “scale images”
It’s very easy! NOTE: I work on a Mac. The Windows version of PowerPoint may have a slightly different menu, but you get the point. Whether to scale the images depends on if you have already designed the slide; if it’s blank, your selection for that issue doesn’t really matter.