Yesterday I gave you an editable and printable movie ticket invitation in WORD, and today I have a tutorial about manipulating graphics in WORD for those not too familiar with WORD’s graphic capabilities.
If you’re not already familiar with WORD’s graphic capabilities, take less than 10 minutes with this video tutorial to learn about what you can do with graphics right in WORD. You don’t need the expensive but all powerful Photoshop to get creative with your computer. GIMP is a free Windows based graphics manipulation software and can also do many creative things, but has a higher learning curve than WORD’s graphics. For simple stuff a parent might want to do for kids parties WORD is going to be all you really need, but you’ve got to know how to make it work for you. And here’s a kids tips: WORD’s graphics is a huge help with all those school reports requiring picture covers.
I encourage you to learn what WORD can do and to pass it along to your school age children. If they want to do more creating and less editing and/or putting other peoples images together, let them explore Paint, which most likely came pre-installed in your Windows based computer. Once they get started doing graphic manipulation with WORD, and when they’re old enough, you can introduce them to GIMP if they want to pursue computer graphics with more sophistication.
I use my movie themes ticket invitation in this demo tutorial, but with what you learn you can create your own kids birthday invitations from scratch.