How to create a flowchart with chalk drawing effect

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
Some of the popular presentations show slides that mimic blackboards, and charts or diagrams look that like drawn by chalk. Here you will find some tricks that help to create slides like this:
Flowchart with chalk drawing effect in PowerPoint 2016

See also How to draw charts with chalk effect in PowerPoint.

To create a flow chart like the one above, do the following:

    1.    Create custom shapes such as oval and arrow:

In this example we used:

The third part of a hand-drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016   ,   The third part of a hand drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016   and   The third part of a hand drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    Customize the background color:

    2.1.    Do one of the following:

  • Right-click on any empty space in the slide and choose Format Background... in the popup menu:
    Format Background in popup menu PowerPoint 2016
  • In the Design tab, in the Customize group, click the Format Background button:
    Format Background in PowerPoint 2016

    2.2.    In the Format Background pane, on the Fill tab, in the Fill group, select:

  • Solid fill and choose the color as you prefer,
  • Gradient fill and choose gradient and other parameters.

In this example was used gray Preset gradient without any additional changes:

Preset gradient in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    Make a chalk effect for shapes:

    3.1.    First, it is necessary to convert the shape to the picture:

  1. Select a shape or a group of shapes.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Cut button (or press Ctrl+X):
    Cut in PowerPoint 2016
  3. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Paste drop-down list and choose Picture:
    Paste picture in PowerPoint 2016

    3.2.    To make a chalk effect, select a picture and then under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Artistic Effects:

Artistic Effects in PowerPoint 2016

Select the effect you like from the Artistic Effects drop-down list.

In this example was used the Pencil Sketch effect:

Pencil Sketch effect in PowerPoint 2016

    4.    Add the same artistic effect to all other shapes.

Add text and other adjustments you like.

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