Learn to create a beautiful book graphic with PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this useful graphic for your business presentations.
The book you will learn to create in PowerPoint looks like this:
The icon is quite useful for your eLearning projects, training projects and for your marketing presentations. Let us learn to create the graphic in a step by step way.
Step 1: Create the base shape
Here is the base shape for the book graphic:
The base shape is created by combining three shapes. The three shapes are Arc, Line and a Rectangle:
You will find the Arc shape under ‘Basic shapes’, Line under ‘Lines’ and Rectangle under ‘Rectangles’ option in auto shapes.
Create the three shapes. Put them together and group them to create the base shape.
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Step 2: Apply 3D perspective
Right click on the group and go to ‘Format shape’ dialog box. Go to 3D rotation dialog box and choose the preset called ‘Off Axis 1 Top’ under ‘Parallel’ option:
Go to 3D format and increase the depth of the group by 300 pts. You will get the following result:
The book shape is now ready. The next step we will add the final touches.
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Step 3: Create the cover for the book
Draw a rectangle. Enter the text you need. Right click on the rectangle and go to ‘Format shape’ dialog box. Go to 3D rotation and choose the preset called ‘Off Axis 1 Right’.
Place the label on top of the book to complete the book graphic as shown below:
Variations of the book graphic in PowerPoint:
Here are some variations of the book graphic taken from our ‘PowerPoint Graphics and Concepts CEO Pack 2′:
Here is another variation of the graphic:
Once you learn the basic method, you can have your book face the direction you want.
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