It's possible to create custom icons in PowerPoint using nothing but basic shapes as building blocks. In this video, staff author Jess Stratton walks users through creating a notepad and pencil icon, and an icon depicting a mobile phone. Finally, she'll show users how to add finishing touches like bevels and turn the icon into one unit for resizing.
- [Voiceover] A fun way of using PowerPoint…is the ability to use basic shapes to create icons…for your presentations.…I'm going to show you how you can very quickly…make these two custom icons.…I'll start with a fresh blank slate.…The first thing I'm going to do…is make the base for my shape.…That is the blue rounded rectangle.…From the home ribbon tab,…select shapes and then select the rounded rectangle tool.…I'll click and draw to create my shape.…And from here I'll hit command C on the keyboard…and then command V to paste another copy of it.…
Let's build a piece of paper.…There is a basic shape that looks just like…a piece of paper.…Click shapes and in the basic shape section…click folded corner.…I'll click and drag with my mouse.…I can make it any size I want.…And once I've let go I'll need to change the color…of it so that it looks like a piece of paper.…Click the shape format ribbon tab.…From here, click the down arrow next to shape fill.…And choose a color.…I'll select white.…Now let's create our pencil.…There's three shapes involved in making a pencil.…
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