Corner Fold Effect In PowerPoint

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Learn to create simple fold effect in PowerPoint 2010 version. Follow our easy instructions to create this useful graphic for your business presentations.

The corner fold effect you will learn to create today is:

Corner Fold Effect

You can use this effect to make your text boxes come to life. Let us see how to create this effect easily using PowerPoint 2010 version.

Draw a rectangle using ‘rectangle’ tool in auto shapes

base rectangle for fold effect

Use ‘Isosceles triangle’ tool under Basic shapes in Auto shapes menu to draw a triangle. Move the yellow handle at the top to extreme right. Rotate the triangle to form the corner of paper.

Creating Corner Shape

Make a copy the triangle and place it on the top left corner of the rectangle. Select the rectangle first and select the triangle next while holding the ‘Shift’ tab. Press ‘Shape subtract’ option in your quick access toolbar (If you don’t have ‘shape subtract’ option in your quick access toolbar, please follow this tutorial to reorganize your quick access toolbar). The result will be as follows:

Cut for corner fold

Rotate the original copy of the triangle in such a way that the base of the triangle aligns with the top left corner of the rectangle as shown below:

Base Corner fold

Remove the outline for the shapes. Fill the triangle with a darker variation of the color you used for the rectangle.

Color fill for corner fold

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Click on the triangle and apply ‘Offset Diagonal Bottom Right’ preset shadow. Increase the size of the shadow by 4% to get the following result:

Adding Shadow to fold

You can place a copy of the original rectangle of a different color to make the folded corner obvious as follows:

Final Folded Corner

Your corner fold graphic is ready.

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Variation of the graphic:

We wish to show you some interesting variations of the above graphic taken from our ‘PowerPoint Graphics and Concepts Templates Pack Vol 2 for CEOs’. The CEO pack have more than 815 premium charts, graphics and diagrams to help you visualize every business idea imaginable.

All the following diagram templates were created by following the same technique explained in the article. Here is a graphic that looks like a piece is punched out of a metallic sheet:

Comparison Template with Folder Corner from PowerPoint Charts CEO Pack 2

Source: Comparison Templates from PowerPoint CEO Pack 2

Here the corners seem to have been folded to touch the centre of the shape:

Fold Effect Template from PowerPoint CEO Pack 2

Source: PowerPoint CEO Pack 2

In the following graphic, the sheets seem to be pulled out of the centre:

Pull Out Effect Concept from PowerPoint Charts CEO Pack 2

Source: Business Concepts from PowerPoint Graphics CEO Pack 2

Once you learn the base technique, you can come up with tons of variations to suit your specific need.

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