The white slide awaiting PowerPoint users when they open a new presentation is similar to a fresh artist's canvas. While the default options on the slide are two placeholder text boxes, no text is actually required to create a PowerPoint presentation. Instead, use that electronic slide as your artistic canvas to express creativity and emotions by drawing cartoon faces. PowerPoint's "Shape" tools offer custom ability to detail cartoon faces to break up a slide presentation or create an entire slideshow out of facial features.
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Open PowerPoint. Click once on each of the "Click to add title" and "Click to add subtitle" text boxes, and press the "Delete" key to remove them, resulting in a completely blank white slide.
Click the "Insert" tab at the top of the work area. Click the "Shapes" button below the tab. Click the blank circle under the "Basic Shapes" section. The cursor turns into a plus sign.
Click and hold down the left mouse button. Click and drag to form the size of the face. Release the mouse, and the circle appears and fills in with PowerPoint's default colour.
Change the colour for the face by clicking the new orange "Drawing Tools" tab at the top of the screen. Click the "Shape Fill" button, and click one of the small coloured boxes, such as yellow.
Click the "Insert" tab and "Shapes" button again. Repeat the circle-drawing process two more times to create eyes for the face. Change the eye colour with the "Shape Fill" option as desired.
Click the "Scribble" tool, which is the squiggly line on the "Line" section. The cursor turns into a pencil. Draw the nose and mouth for the face, such as a smirk, grin with vampire teeth, blacked-out teeth or tongue sticking out.
Click the "Drawing Tools" tab. Click "Shape Outline," and choose new colours as desired for the nose and mouth.
Add additional features to the face as desired, such as facial jewellery and tattoos, hair, ears and scars.
Click the "File" tab, and select "Save As." Type a name for the cartoon-face slide-file, and click the "Save" button.
Tips and warnings
- For an ultra-quick cartoon face -- happy emotion only -- click the "Shapes" button, and choose the smiley face shape from the "Basic Shapes" section. Click and hold down the left mouse button, and click and drag to form the smiley face.
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