Firstly, cover pages on most selling sites are set up as a square image. To do this you will need to go to your Design Tab, slide size and change your setting size in there to 8.3” x 8.3” or 21 cm x 21 cm. Use the Custom size tab to do this from the drop down menu.
The square cover is not used in the product itself, but it is an image used for marketing space and is the first thing that will grab your customers attention so that it is important that you utilise this as marketing space to the best advantage.
If you choose your branding well, your product and niche will be instantly recognisable. If you look through selling sites, you will soon be able to pick sellers from their cover image alone.
How do you create one in PowerPoint? Let us show you how.
Square is best, but don’t worry if you have created your product in landscape or portrait mode. The first thing we suggest you do is save your product file as JPEG files, and you will get an image of every page of the resource that you have just created. These are invaluable for you to utilise in your product cover.
If you want to go the next step, then maybe print out your product resources at half size and use them in photo shoots. Our phones are capable of taking amazing photos and can also easily be edited with various apps for you to use in your products.
Open a new PowerPoint Document and on the design tab in the top menu bar, click PAGE SETUP
In this window you will need to change the height to 8” x 8” (21 cm x 21 cm), we have included a template
for you to use.
This is where we will start to build our cover. Firstly, insert an image from the product you have created,
don’t worry that it is A4 size, it will give you plenty of space to work around. Let us show you how.
With your image inserted, you now have plenty of space to utilise to give information about your product.
You can include the grades, the outcomes if you like, what is included in the pack, the number of pages. The choice is purely up to you. If you want to brighten up this space, then you can either change the background of your slide or insert a text box….like this . The eyedropper tool will help you to match exactly, colours from your product page.
The space to the right in this instance, is your working space. You may choose to use the shape tool to overlay another shape for you to write your text on, as in the following examples:
It is very much a case of personal preference, but once you get a layout that you like, we encourage you to save it as a customised PowerPoint template, so in future, you already have the fonts, colours and layouts there ready to go, and it is simply a matter of editing to suit your new product.