Free Portfolio Image Template in PowerPoint!

I created this image for this week's Articulate E-Learning Heroes Challenge, which is about creating a portfolio image to promote your work that displays properly on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

When I shared this template with another community member he said it was so helpful in creating his image that it occurred to me it might help someone else, too.

Since I, too, was in the middle of very long, intense work days for the duration of this challenge I didn't have a lot of time either - so I created this really quickly in PowerPoint, and below I explain how to save it as a usable image. I hope you find it helpful!

(And don't forget, it's never too late to enter a challenge - so once you've checked this out and created an image, you can follow the link above to jump in to share your portfolio image and a link to your portfolio, too!)

Steps to save your PowerPoint slide as an image:

  1. Save As > Save as Type > [choose your file type here - I saved mine as a PNG]
  2. Current slide only [though in this case it's just one slide, so there's no wrong answer]

You're done! And of course if you like the placement of any of the images on the template, all you have to do is right click on the image, select Change Picture, and swap it out.

To see everything I did this week, here's my blog post about this challenge. Have fun!

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Bryan Jones


Very cool. I've been playing around recently with PPT as a graphic design tool that can output into various sizes. I'm mostly been doing this for some of the different social image (Twitter, Facebook, etc). I'll share more what I've been doing next week.

Also, I misunderstood last weeks "Part 2" of the challenge last week and I actually created 2 ideas for "customize the recap banner" challenge. Whoops! Might as well share them here. So now I'm warmed up for when it's actually one of the challenges. Bring it on Jackie and David! :)

Oh. And I did these in PPT!

Banner 1:

Banner 2:



Jackie Van Nice

Hey Bryan!

These are very funny. Clearly we're of the same mind when it comes to quick and easy image creation and manipulation with PowerPoint. Add that you can save down PowerPoint animations as videos to insert into Storyline or Studio and it's pretty hard to beat as an easy graphics tool that most people own or have access to.

I"m so glad you shared your files for this challenge too, Bryan! Great minds indeed. :)