Create Hand drawn diagrams easily with PowerPoint. Follow our simple instructions to learn the secret behind creating hand drawn effect in PowerPoint.
Magic of Hand drawn PowerPoint Diagrams:
Hand drawn diagrams make complex concepts appear simple. They give a personal touch to your diagrams. That is probably why they are used so often in e-learning presentations.
Unfortunately, there is no tool available in PowerPoint that allows you to create hand drawn effect instantly. In this article, we will show you a simple workaround that gives a hand drawn feel to your diagrams.
The diagram template you will learn to create today is:
There are two reasons why the diagram looks hand drawn:
1) The lines of the drawing are rough and imperfect.
Here is the magnified view of the diagram:
It is the imperfection that gives the diagram its ‘hand drawn’ feel.
2)The font used for the text is – Segoe Print. You can use any other font that gives a hand written feel – to suit your need.
‘Cut’ the shape and paste it as ‘.wmf format’ (Windows Metafile) using Paste special option.
Right click on the image and ‘ungroup’ it twice (Yes – 2 times).
Delete the blank transparent box that holds the segments together. When you click on the ungrouped image, you can locate it on top as shown here:
You can separate the image into three parts:
Keep just the filled arrow portion and delete the rest.
When you fill the arrow with ‘white’ and give a thick dark outline to the shape, you get the following Hand Drawn PowerPoint Arrow:
Our hand drawn arrow is ready.
Step 2: Repeat the process for a circle
Related: Creative 3D Circle Diagram
Step 3: Finishing touches
Make multiple copies of the hand drawn arrow from step 1. Paste them by rotating the angles slightly. Stick the hand drawn circle from step 2 on the left. Add relevant call outs. Choose a hand written style font for the text.
Your final Hand Drawn PowerPoint diagram template should look like this:
You can create your own variations using chevrons, rounded rectangles etc. to suit your needs.
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Source: Hand Drawn Concepts and Ideas
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