How to create drops or waves effects in PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
Using different fonts for creating shapes is useful, fast and easy. Different letters of different fonts can give creative and modern look of your pictures. Letters can emulate brush or crayon effect, water stains or even drops and waves. This tip is about the drops effect that can help you to create nice pictures.
Drops effects in PowerPoint 2016

To create a picture like the one above, you need to do two simple steps:

    I.    Create a shape with the drops or waves effect. You will need first to download any of the free fonts (a lot of thanks to the creators!). In this example was used the font:

    II.    Crop the picture to the shape.

To create a shape with the drops effect, do the following:

    1.    Add any shape to the slide, for example, oval:

    1.1.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, select Shapes:

Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    1.2.    In the Shapes list, from the Basic Shapes group, select and add to the slide the Oval shape:

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    Add the letters from the font you have chosen in the front of the shape, for example:

Some letters with shape in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    Add more letters with different rotations:

More letters with shape in PowerPoint 2016

And even more:

Letters with shape in PowerPoint 2016

    4.    Select the shape and the letter and then under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, choose the Merge Shapes dropdown list and then select Union:

Union shapes in PowerPoint 2016

You will see a new shape:

Shape Letter in PowerPoint 2016

    5.    Group these shapes, format them and add pictures (see How to make modern picture design in PowerPoint slide for more details).

Add any other adjustments you like.

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