Folded Paper Graphic in PowerPoint

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Discover a simple way to create folded paper graphic in PowerPoint. Follow our simple instructions to create this useful design graphic for your business presentations.

Here is the folded paper graphic you will learn:

Folded Paper GraphicThis interesting graphic can make your boring text boxes come alive. It is surprisingly easy to create the graphic. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Get the base shape

Draw a rectangle using ‘rectangle’ tool in auto shapes

Base RectangleFind ‘Trapezoid’ shape under ‘Basic shapes’ option in auto shapes. Draw the trapezoid shape and turn it 90°. Place the shape with one of its corners touching the top left corner of the rectangle as shown below:

Add Trapezoid to RectangleDraw another trapezoid smaller than the earlier one. Go to Arrange -> Rotate -> Flip horizontal and place the shape slightly higher than the earlier trapezoid as shown below:

Add Corners to Paper Graphic Send the smaller trapezoid backward. Group both the trapezoids and make a copy of the group. Flip the copy – first horizontally and then vertically to get folded corners on both edges.. Place the copy at the bottom right corner of the rectangle as shown below:
Base Paper Graphic with Folded cornersFinally, add a quick style of your choice to the rectangle. Fill the trapezoids with a darker shade of the color you chose for the rectangle. Add relevant text to get the following result:

Simple paper with folded cornerYou may like: Add 3D to SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint

Step 2: Tweak the shape for effect

You can convert the rectangle into freeform and move the points shown below to create a more realistic graphic:

Converting rectangle to freeformWhen you rotate the text slightly you get the final result as shown below:

Final Folded Paper GraphicVariations of the graphic:

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

Here is a graphic that resembles folded metallic sheet:

Folded Metal Graphic from CEO Pack 2

Source: Comparison templates from PowerPoint CEO Pack 2

Here is a variation of folded paper graphic that resembles two paths pointing upwards:

Folded Steps template from CEO pack 2

Source: Editable Steps templates from PowerPoint CEO Pack 2

Here is an arrow pointing upwards that is created by following the same technique you learnt in this article:

Upward Movement arrow from CEO pack 2

Source: Editable Steps templates from PowerPoint CEO Pack 2

Once you learn the basic technique, you can come up with your own variations based on your imagination and creativity.By now, you would have realized that creating professional quality graphics from scratch takes a lot of time and effort. Most business presenters don’t have the time necessary to create such high quality graphics for themselves. That is why we came up with our ‘PowerPoint Graphics and Concepts CEO Pack 2. Browse the easy to edit and professional templates here and see how they change the way you present…

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