How to draw a pie chart with crayon effect in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 365
PowerPoint offers a variety of predefined charts, pictures, texts, and diagrams, but still, many presentations look alike. This tip describes some of the features of PowerPoint that will allow you to create graphs and charts with chalk, pencil, or crayon effects, just like in childhood.
Pie chart with crayon effect in PowerPoint 365

See also How to draw charts with chalk effect in PowerPoint:

Chart with chalk effect in PowerPoint 365

To create a chart like the pie chart above, do the following:

   1.   Create the pie chart:

   1.1.   On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Chart button:

Chart in PowerPoint 365

   1.2.   In the Insert Chart dialog box, on the Pie tab, select the Pie chart:

Pie chart in Insert Chart PowerPoint 365

   1.3.   In the Chart in Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box, type or insert chart data.

For this example:

Pie chart data in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint creates a pie chart for the data:

Simple pie chart in PowerPoint 365

   2.   Add the new shape:

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

Shapes in PowerPoint 365

   2.   In the Shapes drop-down list, in the Rectangles group, select Rectangle:

Rectangle shape in PowerPoint 365

   3.   Select the new shape and create a picture from it:

   3.1.   On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Cut button (or press Ctrl+X):

Cut in PowerPoint 365

   3.2.   On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Paste drop-down list and choose Picture:

Paste picture in PowerPoint 365

   4.   Make a crayon effect:

   4.1.   Select the picture.

   4.2.   On the Picture Format tab, in the Adjust group, click the Artistic Effects button:

Artistic Effects in PowerPoint 365

Select the effect you like from the Artistic Effects drop-down list.

In this example is used the Pencil Grayscale effect:

Pencil Grayscale effect in PowerPoint 365

   4.3.   On the Picture Format tab, in the Adjust group, click the Color button:

Color in PowerPoint 365

Select the color you like from the Color dropdown list under Recolor:

Recolor in PowerPoint 365

   5.   Add a crayon effect to the pie chart:

   5.1.   Select the picture with a colored crayon effect.

For example:

Shape with colored crayon effect in PowerPoint 365

   5.2.   Copy the selected picture to the clipboard: on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Copy button or press Ctrl+C.

   5.3.   Select the first data point in the pie chart by double-clicking on it.

   5.4.   Right-click on the selected data point and choose Format Data Point... in the popup menu:

Format Data Point in popup menu PowerPoint 365

   5.5.   On the Format Data Point pane, on the Fill & Line tab, in the Fill section, choose the Picture or texture fill option and then click on the Clipboard button:

Picture or texture fill in PowerPoint 365

The first data point is ready:

The first data point in PowerPoint 365

   6.   Repeat step 4.3. to recolor the picture and steps 5 for all other data points of the pie chart:

All data points in PowerPoint 365

Add labels and any other adjustments you like.

   7.   Customize the background color:

   7.1.   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

   7.2.   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

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