How to Import PPT Into Photoshop

The Web contains a vast pool of free graphic images. Many of them exist inside PowerPoint slideshows. By extracting images from PowerPoint presentations, you can build a library of free, quality pictures and photos. Even if the images are good, you may be able to make them better by editing them. Using a simple file renaming trick, you can import PowerPoint slideshow images into Photoshop and tweak them any way you like.

Extract PowerPoint Images

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Open Windows Explorer, and navigate to a folder that contains one of your PowerPoint presentations.

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Double-click the folder to display its contents. Find a PowerPoint file whose slides contain images. It will have a file extension such as ".pptx," ".ppt" or "ppx."

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Click the file to select it, and press "Ctrl" + "C" to copy it. Press "Ctrl" and "V." Windows Explorer pastes a copy of the file into the window. The word "Copy" will appear in the filename.

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Right-click the new file. A drop-down menu appears. Click "Rename." An input box appears around the file name. Highlight the file's extension.

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Type over that extension to change it to ".zip." For instance, if the original file name is "MySlideShow.pptx," change the name to "MySlideShow.zip." Windows Explorer converts the file into a ZIP file that contains folders.

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Double-click that ZIP file. It opens to reveal a list of folders. Double-click the folder named "ppt." It opens and displays its folders.

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Right-click the "Media" folder, hold down your left mouse button and drag it to your desktop.

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Release the mouse button. A drop-down menu appears. Click "Move Here." Windows moves it to the desktop. This folder contains the presentation's images.

Import into Photoshop

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Launch Photoshop and click "File."

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Click "Open" to display Photoshop's "Open" window. This window displays your computer's files and folders.

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Click the "Desktop" icon to display your desktop folders.

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Double-click the "Media" folder to open it and view its image files.

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Double-click one of the images to open it in Photoshop.