How to create crayon effects in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2016
To create a modern looking illustration in your PowerPoint presentation, you can use a brush effect, or add pictures with torn edges, or make a mask for pictures using simple and fast tricks. This tip is about another effect that can help you to create different crayon effects.
Crayon effects in PowerPoint 365     Crayon effects 2 in PowerPoint 365

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

    I.    Create a shape with the crayon effect. You will need first to download any of the following free fonts (a lot of thanks to the creators!):

    II.    Crop the picture to the shape.

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

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

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

Shapes in PowerPoint 365

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

Rectangle shapes in PowerPoint 365

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

Letter on the shape in PowerPoint 365

    3.    Select the shape and the letter and then on the Shape Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, choose the Merge Shapes dropdown list and then select Intersect:

Intersect shapes in PowerPoint 365

You will see a new shape from the letter (see How to make modern picture design in PowerPoint slide):

Shape Letter in PowerPoint 365

Note: If you want to use just a part of the letter, you need to insert a smaller rectangle (see How to create paintbrush effects in PowerPoint).

    4.    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.

See also this tip in French: Comment créer des effets de crayon dans PowerPoint.

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