|General - Torn Paper Effect
|Creating a Torn Paper Effect
Submitted by Sandra Johnson. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a torn paper effect using PowerPoint editing tools.
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- Using the Freeform Line Tool from the AutoShapes menu, draw a shape similar to this. Draw the edge of the AutoShape that is nearest the image to look like a tear. Select a Line Color that is similar to the image you are editing. Select a Fill Color that is contrasting to the image.
Figure 1: Draw a tear edge autoshape using FreeForm tool.
- Select both the original image and the newly drawn image. Select: Edit > Cut.
Figure 2: Selecting both images.
- Select Edit > Paste Special. In the Paste Special dialog box select Picture (PNG). Hit OK.
Note: For PowerPoint 2000 and below, select Picture (JPEG) instead.
Figure 3: Paste as a PNG.
- Select the new PNG image. Using the Set Transparent Color Tool in the Picture Tool bar, clear the contrasting color from the AutoShape.
Figure 4: Clear the fill color of the AutoShape using Set Transparent Color Tool.
- Keeping the PNG selected, use the Crop Tool in the Picture Tool bar to crop out the Line Color of the AutoShape.
Figure 5: Crop out the Line Color of the AutoShape.
- The result is an image that appears to have a torn edge.
Figure 6: Image with torn edge.
- If desired, add a drop shadow using the pptXTREME SoftShadow add-in.
Figure 7: Adding a drop shadow.
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