Do you want to take customization of slide objects to the extreme? You can customize slide objects in 2 big ways:
- Combine Shapes: You can add them together (Union), substract them, and more — combine, fragment (PowerPoint 2013 only), intersect. See this link for a list of 4 posts I wrote on the topic.
- Edit points: You can use Bézier curves to fine tune shapes to look like anything you want. Here’s where I described this feature.
When you put these two features together, you can create anything you can imagine!
Why create custom shapes? Well, you can create graphics that portray exactly what you need for your message.
Here’s an example.
The red arrows show where I used the Edit Points feature. I used the Subtract command to create the windows. The rest are simply rectangles and triangles that I added together with the Union feature.
Note that when you use the Union feature, you have one object that you can format as you would any object. If you don’t want formatting to apply to the object as a whole, leave the component as separate objects. You can still group them if you want.
How do you create customized slide objects? Leave a comment!