How to create a hand-drawn oval shape in PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
PowerPoint provides a lot of tools that help you to create unique and memorable presentations. Custom shapes allow you to develop reusable pieces and use them many times in the presentation or multiple presentations.

In this tip, you will see how to create a hand-drawn oval shape that is used in the hand-drawn flowchart.

Hand-drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016    or    Hand drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016

To create a shape like the one above, do the following:

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

Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    In the Shapes drop-down list, in the Basic Shapes group, select Arc:

Arc shape in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    Place the first part of the new shape and create its bottom half by moving the orange points:

The first part of a hand-drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016

    4.    Insert the second part of the new shape:

    4.1.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Shapes drop-down list, and then in the Basic Shapes group, select Arc.

    4.2.    Increase the size of the new Arc shape and place it to create a second part of the new shape:

The second part of a hand-drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016    or    The second part of a hand drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016

    4.3.    Change the second part by moving the orange point as you want. For example:

Changed second part of a hand-drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016    or    Changed second part of a hand drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016

    5.    Insert the third part like the second. For example:

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

    6.    Select three parts of one shape and group them by doing one of the following:

  • On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, select the Arrange drop-down list, and then click the Group command:
    Group command in the Home tab PowerPoint 2016
  • Under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click the Group command:
    Group command in the Format tab PowerPoint 2016
  • Right-click one of the objects and choose Group -> Group from the popup menu:
    Group command in the popup menu PowerPoint 2016

PowerPoint puts a single box around the objects instead of a separate box around each object:

The hand-drawn oval shape in PowerPoint 2016

    7.    Right-click on the new shape and choose Format Shape... from the popup menu.

    8.    In the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Fill & Line group, in the Line section choose Solid line and then:

  • Select Color as you prefer,
  • Select Width as you prefer:
Line color and width in Format Shape pane PowerPoint 2016

Add any other adjustments you like.

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