Technology sense bursting to create a technical flow style PPT

Nowadays, the business of many companies is inextricably linked with technology, so the production of PPT is also required to reflect the sense of technology, so that it can be perfectly integrated with the theme. This article will introduce the production methods of several graphics in PowerPoint, which contain various technological elements for your reference and use.

Electronic chip style PPT

In various electronic products nowadays, chip is an indispensable core component, so the shape of the chip naturally becomes a symbol of technology. Through the function that comes with PowerPoint, you can quickly create a chip graphic, and by simulating the connection between the chip pins and the circuit to form a zigzag network, you can also organically link the other contents in the PPT together (Figure 1).


Figure 1 The final effect of the chip style PPT

After starting PowerPoint (this article takes 2016 version as an example), create a new document, then switch to the “Insert” tab, click “Shape”, and then click the rectangle icon from the pop-up menu. Next, go back to the document, hold down the Shift key and use the mouse to draw a square of the right size. Right mouse click on the square, from the pop-up menu, click “Fill” and “Outline”, respectively, they are set to black (Figure 2).


Figure 2 Right-click to set the fill and outline of the drawing

Draw a new square, right-click it and click “Outline” in the context menu to set it to “No Outline”. To enhance the sense of dimensionality, then click “Fill” in the context menu, select “Gradient” and choose a gradient style from the pop-up style sheet (Figure 3).


Figure 3 Set the gradient fill color for the square

After the new square is properly shrunk and superimposed on the previously drawn black square, the “rough” of the chip is almost done. To further enhance the sense of three-dimensionality, you can right-click on the square, select “Set Shape Format” from the context menu, and then switch to the “Effect” option in the pane that opens on the right (click on the pentagon icon above). Next, expand “3D Format”, click “Top Prism”, and select a three-dimensional style from the pop-up list (Figure 4).


Figure 4: Adding a three-dimensional effect to a square

The chip’s pins are very simple to create. First, draw a long vertical strip slightly longer than the square, fill it with black, and then make multiple copies of this strip and arrange them in a consistent manner. In order to make the spacing of several long strips consistent, you can select them all, then switch to the “Format” tab, click “Align”, and select “Horizontal Distribution” on it. In the state of full selection, right-click the mouse, select “Combine → Combine” from the context menu, they will be combined into one. Finally, the vertical bar will be superimposed on the chip above the production, right-click and select “Place on the bottom” can be. The same way to create a few horizontal bars, also placed on the bottom of the chip, the pin part is complete (Figure 5).


Figure 5: Adding pins to the chip graphic

zigzag line production has a little trick, do not use a straight line stitching, but select the shape of the “arbitrary polygon”, then you can draw a continuous line of folding, folding line drawing is complete when you can press the Esc key to end. In the right pane to set the shape format, expand the “Line” option, where you can set the line color, width and other parameters. Click on the “arrow end type”, you can also add a dot graphic to the end of the line, making the line graphic closer to the effect of the real circuit board (Figure 6).


Figure 6 Adding circuit effects to the chip

After the production of the chip theme part is complete, you can continue to add other graphics, text and other content to complete the final PPT page effect as shown in the previous article.

PPT with cloud effect

Cloud computing is a very fashionable concept in the past two years, and various websites and online services will claim to have cloud computing technology, and accordingly, there are various cloud diagrams in the PPT. Let’s try to make cloud graphics in PowerPoint quickly, and see the final production effect of this example before we start (Figure 7).


Figure 7 PPT with cloud effect

Cloud graphics look complicated, but in fact, you only need to simply draw a few circles to achieve. In PowerPoint, create a new document, and then switch to the “Insert” tab, click “Shape”, select the “party circle”. Then press and hold the Shift key, in the blank space of the document to draw a positive circle, and then the circle will be more than a few copies, adjusted to different sizes, stacked together (Figure 8).


Figure 8 will be different circles stacked together to outline the cloud map

Now select all these circles, then switch to the “Format” tab, click “Merge Shapes” on the left, and then select “Union” from the pop-up menu to merge multiple circles into the same graphics.

Let’s turn this cloud outline into a 3D square cloud with thickness. Right-click on it, select “Set Shape Format”, switch to the “Effect” option in the pane that opens on the right, click on “3D Format” under ” Top Prism” under “3D Format”, select the rounded style three-dimensional effect and increase the height value by a factor of 1.

Next, expand the “3D rotation” item, adjust the three rotation angles of X, Y and Z, a three-dimensional cloud map will be made (Figure 9).


Figure 9 to create a three-dimensional cloud effect

According to the above method to create two more cloud map, properly adjust the size and color, and then they will be superimposed together, according to the size of the order of the layers. Next, add the corresponding text content and decorative icons, you can achieve the effect shown in the previous figure.

There are many fields of technology, and each field will have its representative graphic elements. As long as you can analyze their graphic composition essentials, most of them can be drawn inside PowerPoint without the trouble of using third-party software.

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