With our standardized testing in full swing, I didn't have much time on the computer but that doesn't mean I didn't have some time. So, today is about an old favorite with a new purpose. PowerPoint. Now, I know many think it's "so yesterday" but I have found that PowerPoint 2007 is exceptional for creating great graphics for webpages and presentations. The tools for cropping, framing, beveling, and shadowing images is fast and easy. WordArt is too cool! Simply saving as a .jpg and you are ready to go with a great web graphic! Here's a great tutorial with little known tricks for creating your own graphics in PowerPoint!
Here's a great resource for doing just this very thing: Little Known Ways to Create Your Own Graphics Using PowerPoint.