How to make an industrial design for PowerPoint slide

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
Today it is very popular to use design with triangles in PowerPoint slides. The key feature of this design is using different pictures with edging or borders and custom shapes.
An industrial design in PowerPoint 2016

See also slide designs list.

To create the slide like the one above, do the following:

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

Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    In the Shapes list, from the Basic Shapes group, select and add to the slide two Isosceles Triangle shapes:

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    Positioning and combine them (see How to combine shapes to create a custom shape).

Two triangles in PowerPoint 2016

    4.    Right-click on the combined shapes and then choose Format Shape... in the popup menu:

Format shape in popup in PowerPoint 2016

    5.    On the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Fill & Line group:

  • In the Fill section choose No fill:
    No Fill for shape in PowerPoint 2016
  • In the Line section choose the color and width you prefer:
    Line color for shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    6.    Add two Isosceles Triangle shapes and position them in the front of combined shapes:

Two triangles 2 in PowerPoint 2016

    7.    Add pictures to the added shapes:

    7.1.    Right-click on any of the added shapes and choose Format Shape... in the popup menu.

    7.2.    On the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Fill & Line group:

  • In the Fill section:
    • Choose Picture or texture fill,
    • Click on the File... button and then choose the picture you prefer:
    Format Shape - Fill tab in PowerPoint 2016
  • In the Line section, select color you prefer or No line:
Two triangles with pictures in PowerPoint 2016

    8.    Add other triangle shape like previous, but rotated:

Three triangles with pictures in PowerPoint 2016

    9.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, select Shapes and then from the Basic Shapes group, select and add to the corner of the slide the Right Triangle shape:

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    10.    Select the added shape and rotate it:

New shape in PowerPoint 2016

    11.    Do one of the following:

  • Right-click on the shape and choose Edit Points in the popup menu:
    Edit Points in popup in PowerPoint 2016
  • Under Drawing Tools (it will be appeared when you select the shape), on the Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, click on the Edit Shapes dropdown list, and then choose Edit Points:
    Edit Points in Insert Shapes group in PowerPoint 2016

    12.    Add new point for the shape (see How to create a custom shape for more details):

New custom shape in PowerPoint 2016

Add any other adjustments you like.

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