Learn to create Hand Drawn Sketch Effect. Convert your boring text boxes and clipart into interesting looking hand drawn graphics in PowerPoint 2010.
Application of PowerPoint Hand drawn sketches:
Any hand drawn sketch in business presentations has the power to bring a sense of informality to the way you explain complex concepts. The graphics make the concepts seem simple and easy. The feel provided by the sketches encourages audience engagement. That is why hand drawn sketches have a lot of application in training and eLearning environments.
In this article, we will show you some simple ways to bring in the hand drawn effect to your text boxes and clipart using ‘artistic effects’ options in PowerPoint. Let us start by applying the effects to text boxes.
Create text boxes with pencil sketch effect:
Go to Auto shapes menu and draw a ‘Rounded rectangular’ box. Apply quick style – ‘Moderate effect -Olive Green, Accent 3’ as shown below:
Select the box -> ‘Cut’ it and ‘Paste’ it back using ‘Paste special option’ as PNG image. This step is essential, because you can apply artistic effects only to pictures and not to auto shapes.
Make a copy of the picture ->go to Format -> Artistic effects ->‘Pencil Grey Scale’ effect. The result will be as follows:
When you apply ‘Pencil sketch’ effect you will get the following result:
When you enter text with any hand written font, you get an interesting effect as follows:
You can use these text boxes instead of the regular text boxes to achieve hand drawn effect.
Remember, the artistic effect on the textbox varies as per the intensity of color of the original box you convert. Take a look at the following example:
The darker the original box, the darker is the conversion.
Related: Creating Hand Drawn Graph Effect
Convert clipart into hand drawn sketch:
You can apply the same artistic effect on clipart to get hand drawn sketch effect. Here is an example:
Thus, you can convert any design element into a picture and apply artistic effect to convert it into hand drawn image.
Variation of Hand Drawn Effects for Business Presentations:
While the effect you learnt in this article is useful to achieve a certain level of results, it may not be professional enough for serious business presentations and eLearning modules. That is why we came up with our ‘300+ Hand drawn Graphics Pack’ for business presenters. Here are some samples from the diagram templates:
Source: Graphics from Hand Drawn Pack
All the hand drawn diagram templates are fully editable. You can change the color, vary the size and treat them the way you would treat any regular auto shapes. Just choose the template that matches your thought and replace the sample text with your own text. Your professional slides get ready in no time.
Give your presentations a casual yet professional feel by using our Editable Hand drawn graphics. Please browse through our diagrams collection and see how the package can change the way you create your business presentations forever.