Learn to create semitransparent stickers to display photos in PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this useful graphic to showcase your photos.
The semitransparent stickers in PowerPoint you’ll learn to create today:
These stickers are useful design elements that come in handy to mount photos in your business presentations. They are surprisingly easy to create. Let us learn the steps to create the graphic from scratch.
This tutorial has been updated with a video on how to create the transparent tape effect. So you can follow this tutorial in any version of PowerPoint.
Updated! Video Tutorial to Create TransparentTape
Step 1: Create the base shapes
Go to Auto shapes menu and draw a rectangle using ‘Rectangle’ tool:
Go to ‘Freeform’ tool under ‘Lines’ option in auto shapes and draw a shape with jagged edges as shown below:
Step 2: Make the sticker
Place the jagged edge shape along the shorter edge of the rectangle. Select the ‘Rectangle’ first and the jagged shape next while holding the ‘Shift’ tab. Press ‘Shape subtract’ option in the quick access toolbar. Repeat the process for the other edge as well. The result will be as follows:
Tip: If you don’t have shape union and shape subtract option available on your quick access toolbar, please go through this article to learn the method to organize your quick access toolbar in PowerPoint 2010.
Step 3: Apply Gradient fill
Right click on the sticker and go to ‘Format shape’ dialog box. Go to Fill -> Gradient fill. You get a default preset with three stops. Fill the following colors and adjust the transparency levels as shown below:
Your semitransparent sticker is ready. You can stick it on top of your photos to make the slide look attractive.
You can use the technique to create transparent stickers in PowerPoint 2010 for other purposes as well. You can showcase quotes in a text box, you can stick multiple agenda points and more. The options are limited only by your imagination.
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Smarter option for business presenters:
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