How to make at Torn Paper Effect in PowerPoint
Squares and circles and triangles and every other manner of mathematical or geometrical shapes is all we get to see. And isn’t that boring too! So here’s a way out for those of you who would rather present an exception and stand out!
This tutorial will show you how to create a torn paper effect in your presentations and without the use of any external software too. The process is simple enough and can be done within minutes.
To begin with, here is a quick checklist:
- Remember to always duplicate a copy of your content before doing this
- Your content must be either a single object. Where multiple objects are unavoidable, ensure that you group it and save as a .jpeg file.
- The fill color must not be blank
Let start, shall we? Take one of your image, preferably a newspaper image. Let’s tear it apart in the middle. shall we?
Tools you will need…
Step 1: Draw something like this with your Freeform tool
Step 2: Now select both the newspaper and the shape you have just drew, hit CTRL+D on your keyboard to duplicate.
You should have two sets now.
Step 3: Firstly, select the newspaper, hold down your SHIFT key and then select your custom shape. Now, use your Subtract tool to cut off the lower part of the newspaper.
Secondly, do the same as above but this time, use your Intersect tool to cut of off the upper part of the newspaper.
Step 4: You should have something like this by now.
Step 5: You can place both the pieces of torn newspaper like “a” or like “b“.
To give the newspaper a realistic looks, add a drop shadow on the paper.
Shadow: Right Click on the image and…
There you go. You did it.
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