An envelope icon! Yes, only using PowerPoint.
But why create an envelope icon in the first place?
Due to the fact that it is a very versatile icon that can be used for both personal and professional purposes. It can be used to convey messages to the customers or the viewers as well as to make special announcements. An envelope icon can also be used to proclaim awards with the pop-out effect that we are about to create in this tutorial.
So, let us get started with this easy yet very effective PowerPoint tutorial!
This tutorial will walk you through all the steps that you need to follow in order to create a customized envelope icon in PowerPoint.
What you will learn in this tutorial:
Step #1- Create the base of the envelope
The first step involves creating the base of the envelope. For this, insert a rectangular shape in your slide. In order to add a rectangle, follow these steps-
- Click on the Insert tab and select Shapes
- A drop-down menu consisting of many shape options appears
- Select the Rectangular shape from this menu and add it to your slide
- Change the default color of the rectangle by right clicking the shape
- Then select Format Shape> Solid Fill and select the color of your choice. Here we have selected White color. Also, remove the outline of the shape by selecting Line> No Line
Note: Change the color of the background so that the rectangular shape is visible. For this click on Format Background and select the color of your choice from the menu (see the screenshot below).
Step #2- Create the rest of the structure of the envelope
The next step involves creating the lined structure that an envelope has. Though it may seem a very time consuming process at first, it is very easy if you follow this procedure-
- Go to the Insert tab and click on Shapes> Isosceles triangle
- Add this to your slide and duplicate it by clicking on CNTRL + D command
- You will get two similar triangles (as shown in the screenshot below)
- Rotate the triangles by using the rotation handle such that the pointed edges of both the triangles meet each other as shown in the screenshot below:
- Select both the triangles by clicking on SHIFT. After selecting both the shapes click on Shape Format> Shape Fill and select the color of your choice. Also, remove the outline by select Line> No Line
Place these shapes over the rectangular shape that we had designed earlier. Your image will look something like this:
Step #3- Insert a bigger Triangular shape
Next up is to insert another triangle slightly bigger than the previous one. The base of this triangle should be aligned with the bottom edge of the rectangle as shown in the screenshot below:
- Give an outline to this triangle by selecting LIne> Solid Line and fill it with white color. Once that is done increase the width to as many points as you like. Here we have selected 4 point width
After giving an outline your envelope will look something like this:
Step #4- Create the flap of the envelope
Now create the flap of the envelope by inserting another triangle and aligning its case to the top edge of the rectangle ( see the screenshot below)
The last step involves creating a text message and adding that to the envelope. This message can be anything from personal to professional. You can add a text message in this envelope to make it pop out and grab the immediate attention of the viewer. To do this:
- Insert a small rectangular shape that will fit inside the envelope
- Right click on the shape and select Format Shape> Solid Fill. Now select the color of your choice
Next write a message on this box. For this:
- Click on the Insert tab and select Text Box
- Type your text in this box just like we have written “Thank You”
- Select the text box and the text message and group them together by clicking on CNTRL + G.
Thereafter press F4 till the text box fits the envelope perfectly as shown in the screenshot below:
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