Office hacks: PPT single chart layout has a trick

When making a presentation, we often encounter the situation where there is only one picture on the page, and the rest is text or nothing at all, in this case how to make the picture layout look good and creative? This article will share with you the relevant techniques. The method of this article does not have special requirements for the PPT software version, as long as it is higher than the 2013 version or above are available.

The whole store

The whole store is to stretch a theme picture to spread the whole page, but in practice, you may encounter the picture size ratio does not match the page, arbitrary stretching may make the picture look blurred or distorted, which requires some small skills to remedy.

If the picture resolution is low, stretching will become blurred, you can fill the blank part with a gradient color block (Figure 1), and the gradient color should be selected from the adjacent edges of the picture. Draw a borderless rectangle in the blank part, and then select “Gradient Fill”, type “Linear”, “Gradient Aperture” color using a color picker pen from the picture, so that gradient color block and the picture together, the whole page will be spread, this method is suitable for the picture edge color is basically the same.


Sometimes you can also make a copy of the image and then crop the edges to fill in the blank part (Figure 2). Copy and paste the picture, and then switch to the “Format” tab, click the “Crop” button, the right part of the picture will be cropped to retain the size just to cover the blank page, and then select “Rotate → Horizontal Flip “, so that the two pictures can be perfectly combined, and the effect is also relatively special.


The whole store picture can also be combined with graphics and table pictures (Figure 3), so that the whole picture will be more stylish. Insert a 5 × 4 form, adjust the form so that it is not regular (cell size changes), switch to the “Design” tab, click “Background → Form Background” to select the picture, the form of the box line is set to all white, and then the cells are filled with different (color can be selected in the picture), and transparency are adjusted to about 50%; then switch to the “Layout” tab, some cells will be merged, and finally enter the text in the cell, so that a rather stylish cover is out of the oven.


The whole picture must be in high definition, with clean images and distinct themes. Remember to hold down the Shift key when stretching the image to scale it to make sure it is not distorted.


In some scenes, a picture looks very monotonous in the page, so you can try to make multiple copies of a picture and artistic processing, this “repeat” technique can make the PPT instantly high.

If the picture is only used to accompany the text on the page, the content above is not important, you can use multiple copies for three-dimensional retouching (Figure 4). After selecting the picture, press the “Ctrl+D” key combination three times in a row will automatically copy and paste out three pictures. Select all the pictures, adjust the size, then right-click and select “Set Object Format”, respectively, to modify the “shadow” and “three-dimensional rotation” parameters, until satisfied.


If the picture resolution is low, you can copy a copy as a base image, and artistic processing, and then place a small picture on top (Figure 5), so that the whole page will not look empty. Copy the image and drag to cover the entire page, switch to the “Format” tab, select “Artistic Effects” under the “Light Screen”; select the small image switch to “Format” tab, click “Crop” and select “Crop to Shape→Basic Shape→Heart”, then click “Picture Border “, add a white border to the picture.


If you want to focus on a certain area of the picture, you can copy the picture after retouching as a page background, another picture of the focus area and graphics to merge, and finally add text (Figure 6). Make one copy of the image and artfully format it, then place the image on the bottom layer. Switch to the “Insert” tab, click “Shape → Labeling → Thought Bubble: Cloud”, adjust the size of the picture to cover the area in need of focus, and then select the picture above and then select the cloud graphics, switch to the “Format “tab, click” Merge Graphics → Intersect “can be cropped out of the picture of the focus area, and finally add the “edge softening” effect for the cropped picture, so that it is more integrated with the background.



When there is only one picture in the graphic mix, it can be deformed according to the performance needs. For example, cropping the picture into various basic shapes; filling the picture with text; cropping into special shapes with the help of “Merge Shapes” …… These conventional deformation methods can be used in combination to make different deformation effects.

Images can be transformed into text (Figure 7). First, enter the text, and select a thick and special font, we recommend using calligraphy type fonts, and then use the LvyhTools plug-in ( in the “Edit Shape → Text Vectorization” to convert the text to vector graphics, and then right-click the text and select Then right-click the text and select “Set Object Format”, select “Fill→Image or Texture Fill” to fill the image into the text, and adjust the offset value to control the display area of the image in the text.


Pocket animation provides a more convenient way to deformation – creative cropping, you can quickly personalize the picture deformation (Figure 8). Select a picture, switch to the “Pocket Animation” tab, click “Creative Crop” to open your personal design library, and click to select a suitable shape to apply to the picture. The position of the picture in the shape can also be adjusted by the offset value. In fact, creative cropping still fills the picture into a special shape, but the pocket animation provides more material and simplifies the operation steps. You can also use inked graphics to deform the image with the “Merge Shapes” feature, which has been published in this magazine.


The common “prototype” effect, which essentially uses a white image as a border for the original, can be categorized as a special “morph” (Figure 9). Download a suitable prototype image and insert it into the page, use the rectangle tool in the shape to draw a graphic equal to the white space, right-click on the graphic and select “Edit Vertex” and drag the vertex so that the graphic covers exactly the white area, and finally fill the graphic with the image.


Divide and conquer

It is also a common retouching technique to divide a whole picture into several small pictures. Splitting there are true split and false split, the following are analyzed separately (Figure 10).


As shown in Figure 10 is the true split, the basketball picture is divided into two, and then add text in the middle, and fill the basketball picture for the text. True split picture is recommended to use LvyhTools “crop” tool, select the picture in the “row” and “column” to enter the number of cropping, such as, horizontal equal division of the picture, then row 2, column 1, and then click “Split Image” to split the picture into two equal pictures. Here you can also split the picture into an equal number of copies as needed (Figure 11).


As shown in Figure 11 is a false split, first set the picture into the slide page background, then cover the rectangle on the page, and then add graphics and text on top of the rectangle, and finally the graphics and text “fill” set to “slide background fill”, text To use LvyhTools for vectorization to fill the background. We have previously published a text box to split images, which is also essentially a false split.

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