How to make an industrial design for PowerPoint slide

PowerPoint 2016
Today it is very popular to use design with triangles in PowerPoint slides. The key feature of this design is using different pictures with edging or borders and custom shapes.
An industrial design in PowerPoint 365

See also slide designs list.

To create the slide like the one above, do the following:

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

Shapes in PowerPoint 365

    2.    In the Shapes list, from the Basic Shapes group, select and add to the slide two Isosceles Triangle shapes:

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 365

    3.    Positioning and combine them (see How to combine shapes to create a custom shape).

Two triangles in PowerPoint 365

    4.    Right-click on the combined shapes and then choose Format Shape... in the popup menu:

Format shape in popup in PowerPoint 365

    5.    On the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Fill & Line group:

  • In the Fill section, choose No fill:
    No Fill for shape in PowerPoint 365
  • In the Line section, choose the color and width you prefer:
    Line color for shapes in PowerPoint 365

    6.    Add two Isosceles Triangle shapes and position them in the front of combined shapes:

Two triangles 2 in PowerPoint 365

    7.    Add pictures to the added shapes:

    7.1.    Right-click on any of the added shapes and choose Format Shape... in the popup menu.

    7.2.    On the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Fill & Line group:

  • In the Fill section:
    • Choose Picture or texture fill,
    • Click on the Insert... button:
    Insert file in Format Picture pane PowerPoint 365
    • In the Insert Pictures dialog box, choose the picture location, select the picture file, and then click Open or Insert:
    Insert picture in PowerPoint 365
  • In the Line section, select color you prefer or No line:
Two triangles with pictures in PowerPoint 365

    8.    Add other triangle shapes like previous, but rotated:

Three triangles with pictures in PowerPoint 365

    9.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, select Shapes and then from the Basic Shapes group, select and add to the corner of the slide the Right Triangle shape:

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 365

    10.    Select the added shape and rotate it:

New shape in PowerPoint 365

    11.    Do one of the following:

  • Right-click on the shape and choose Edit Points in the popup menu:
    Edit Points in popup in PowerPoint 365
  • On the Shape Format tab (it will appear when you select the shape), in the Insert Shapes group, click on the Edit Shapes dropdown list, and then choose Edit Points:
    Edit Points in Insert Shapes group in PowerPoint 365

    12.    Add a new point for the shape (see How to create a custom shape for more details):

New custom shape in PowerPoint 365

Add any other adjustments you like.

See also this tip in French: Comment faire un dessin industriel pour PowerPoint.

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