A Pictogram can make your business slides interesting. Learn to create stunning Smart Phone pictogram by following our simple step by step instructions.
What is a PowerPoint Pictogram?
“A pictogram is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object”. Source: Wikipedia
In PowerPoint terms, a pictogram is an illustrative diagram you create to resemble a physical object. It is a useful visual tool to communicate concepts or to serve as placeholder for your text and graphs.
In this article, you’ll learn to create a phone pictogram. Here is how the diagram template looks when finished:
Isn’t the pictogram beautiful? Let us create it in a step by step way now…
Step 1: Create the frame
Draw a rounded rectangle using auto shapes menu. Make the outline ‘gray’ and fill the shape with ‘Chrome II preset gradient’ as shown here:
Make a copy of the shape, right click -> Size and Rotation -> Enter the size as 90% for both height and width. Change the fill to ‘White’.
Make a copy of this shape and reduce the size to 90%. Change the fill color to ‘Black’. Now, you should have three rounded rectangle shapes of different sizes and colors. Go to Arrange -> Align -> Align Centre and Align Middle. The result should be as follows:
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Step 2: Create the screen
Draw a rectangle from the auto shapes menu. Remove the outline and fill it with light gray color. Place the rectangle at the middle of the base you created in the previous step. Apply ‘Inner shadow’ effect to the rectangle to give it a ‘screen like’ feel:
Step 3: Create the phone speaker and buttons
Use smaller rounded rectangle shapes to serve as speaker and buttons. Make sure you apply inner shadow to the shapes as shown in the previous step. Color the shapes in Grey (speaker), Green (pick up) and Red (disconnect) as appropriate.
Step 4: Create the center button
Draw two rounded rectangles one smaller than the other to serve as the center button of the cell phone. Fill the larger shape with dark grey color. Select the shape -> Shape effects -> apply Preset 2. Fill the inner shape with a darker color and apply inner shadow.
Step 5: Add some frills to give your mobile phone a professional look
The PowerPoint pictogram of Phone is almost ready. You can add a gloss to the image and add a shadow at the bottom to give the diagram a more professional feel. Here is the final result:
You can use the screen to place text or to place a graph as follows:
As you can see, it takes a lot of effort to create PowerPoint Pictograms. Most business presenters like you are too busy to create these graphics from the scratch.
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