How to create a flowchart with chalk drawing effect

PowerPoint 365
Some popular presentations show slides that mimic blackboards, and charts or diagrams look drawn with chalk. Here you will find some tricks that help to create slides like this:
Flowchart with chalk drawing effect in PowerPoint 365

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 an oval and an arrow:

In this example, we used:

   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 365
  • In the Design tab, in the Customize group, click the Format Background button:
    Format Background in PowerPoint 365

   2.2.   On 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 365

   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 365
  3. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Paste drop-down list and choose Picture:
    Paste picture in PowerPoint 365

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

Artistic Effects in PowerPoint 365

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 365

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

Add text and other adjustments you like.

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