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 your pictures a creative and modern look. Letters can emulate brush or crayon effects, water stains, or even drops and waves. This tip is about the drops effect that can help you create beautiful pictures.
Drops effects in PowerPoint 365

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, an oval:

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

Shapes in PowerPoint 365

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

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 365

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

Some letters with shape in PowerPoint 365

   3.   Add more letters with different rotations:

More letters with shape in PowerPoint 365

And even more:

Letters with shape in PowerPoint 365

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

Union shapes in PowerPoint 365

You will see a new shape:

Shape Letter in PowerPoint 365

   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.

See also this tip in French: Comment créer des effets de gouttes ou de vagues dans PowerPoint.

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