Simple Pyramid PowerPoint Tutorial

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Learn to create simple Pyramid in PowerPoint. Follow our easy step by step instructions to create this useful diagram for your business presentations.

The Pyramid in PowerPoint you will learn to create:

Pyramid in PowerPoint

Pyramid graphic in PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used models. Whether it is Risk Pyramid, Energy Pyramid, Food Pyramid or Organizational hierarchy or Core / Mission  / Vision statements you will find lots of uses for the diagram in business presentations. In this article, you will find a simple way to draw the diagram.

Step 1: Draw the base triangle

The first step in drawing the pyramid diagram is to create the base triangle. So, go to auto shapes menu and draw a triangle using ‘Isosceles triangle’ tool.

Base Triangle for Pyramid Shape

Step 2: Create the shapes that make up the pyramid

We will create the shapes that make up the pyramid using the above triangle as the base template. Without a guiding template it is quite challenging to align the shapes correctly.

Go once again to auto shapes menu and create an isosceles triangle to place on top of the large triangle as shown below:

Step 1 of Pyramid Structure

 Using ‘Trapezoid’ tool from auto shapes add a trapezium below the triangle you just created. First, make sure that the base of the trapezium matches the two sides of the triangle. Then, move the yellow diamond handle on the top edge of the trapezium to align the angles.

Step 2 Add Trapezium

 Follow the same procedure to create more trapezoid shapes to complete this shape:

Full Pyramid Shape

Step 3: Add the finishing touches

Apply quick style of your choice to differentiate the layers of the pyramid. Add white outline to demarcate the layers clearly:

Adjust Gradient and Transparency

 You can choose to add sheen effect to the pyramid to make it appear more interesting. You can also add some reflection to the bottom trapezoid to make the diagram appear three dimensional. When you add relevant text and title, you complete the pyramid PowerPoint tutorial and get the following result:

 You can choose to move the diagram to one side and add text boxes to create the following variation:

Final Pyramid PowerPoint

 Once you get the base technique, you can create the diagram with as many layers as you need.

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Octagonal 3 Step Pyramid from CEO Pack 2

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