Whether you’re Tweeting or teaching, well-designed images increase the impact of your message. It’s easy to make high-quality images for use in science communication (whether social media, blogs, infographics, animations, teaching or research) simply using tools available in PowerPoint. Mary Williams, Features Editor of The Plant Cell, will demonstrate PowerPoint’s design, editing and drawing tools and talk about how and why to use them effectively and professionally to enhance your story. Finally we will discuss licensing issues such as finding and using Creative-Commons licensed images and when it is and isn’t necessary to obtain formal reuse permission. Participants will be able to: – Edit images using tools within PowerPoint – Create diagrams and drawings using PowerPoint tools – Identify sources of images for reuse.