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PowerPoint Tutorial #2- Cool Way to Create Polaroid Photo Frame in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tutorial #2- Cool Way to Create Polaroid Photo Frame in PowerPoint


May 6, 2016

Decorate your photos with frames and make them look much better. Add those gorgeous photos of friends and family and capture them beautifully in one of the great photo frames that you are going to create yourself. Follow these simple steps to create the perfect Polaroid photo frame for showcasing your photographs in PowerPoint.


The final effect:

Polaroid Picture Frame PowerPoint Tutorial


Steps to Create Polaroid Photo Frame in PowerPoint


Step 1: Create the basic frame


1. Create 2 rectangles of different size and place one inside the other as shown in the image below. To do this click on INSERT – SHAPES – RECTANGLES and select the first option. You can also use the other rectangles to get different effects.

Select and draw two rectangles


2. Once the rectangles have been drawn, Right Click- FILL the larger one with white color. Choose the outline color for the bigger rectangle as grey. For the smaller rectangle choose the outline color as the same grey and fill the figure with gray as well to get an image that looks like the one on right in the image below.

Format the rectangles using Format Shape


3. Select both rectangles and group them together. To do so select both rectangles and Right Click - GROUP - GROUP.

Group the 2 rectangles


4. Create 2 more copies of the shape and place them next to each other like shown in the image. Don’t worry about the rectangle moving outside the canvas.

Make 2 more copies of the frame


Step 2: Create the Stack


1. Right click on the shape in the center and click BRING TO FRONT-BRING TO FRONT.

Bring the frame in center to front


2. Rotate the two corner shapes towards the shape in center. Rotate them slightly to ensure that the image does not look untidy and lose the effect.

Rotate the corner picture frames


3. Drag the two corner shapes and stack them below the image in the center. Make sure only the edges are visible to get the desired effect. Here's how the polaroid frame now looks:

Stacked Polaroid Picture Frame


Step 3 (Optional): Create the Push type paper clip



1. Select and draw the OVAL shape using tool from the Shapes Note: While drawing keep the SHIFT key pressed to ensure an even shape.

Use the oval shape to draw a circle


2. Select the figure, right click and format to SHAPE FILL with a strong color such as Red. Select black color for the SHAPE OUTLINE option.

Draw a small red circle with black outline


3. To give a visual effect, select the figure and go to the FORMAT tab - SHAPE EFFECTS - BEVEL – CIRCLE.

Give the circle a bevel effect


4. Also add the shadow effect to make it look more real. To do so go to SHAPE EFFECTS – SHADOW – OFFSET BOTTOM. To give a better effect change the shadow transparency to 0%.

Add the Offset Bottom Shadow


5. Drag the pin to a point where all the three photos overlap each other to create the illusion that the pin is holding the photographs together.

Place the pin the center of the top frame


6. Resize the pin as required.

Your Stacked Polaroid Picture Frame is Ready!


You can replace the black/grey fill with a picture of your choice and create the perfect Polaroid Frame stacked on top of each other to give a more realistic feel.


Note- Try different frame styles to see which one works the best! 


Highlight your images with this awesome frame


How did you like this PowerPoint tutorial? Tell us in the comments below.


And hey, we have more such tutorials in pipeline. Stay tuned!


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38 thoughts on “PowerPoint Tutorial #2- Cool Way to Create Polaroid Photo Frame in PowerPoint”
  1. ROnald Warner
    ROnald Warner
    Very useful, thanks for sharing.
    1. slideteam
      Our pleasure Ronald, stay tuned for more of such tutorials!!
  2. Lois Geller
    Very useful. Will share it with my high school students :)
    1. slideteam
      We are glad to hear that Lois, thank you!
  3. Anna Astakhov
    Anna Astakhov
    Eto ochen' khorosho. Privet iz Rossii

    Translation - This is very good. Greetings from Russia
    1. slideteam
      Thank you Anna! Glad you liked it.
  4. Francisco Allende
    Francisco Allende
    Muy práctico y fácil de construir. Gracias por compartirlo
    1. slideteam
      Gracias Francisco! :)
  5. IS
    Very interesting! Liked it.
    1. slideteam
      Glad to hear that, thanks!
  6. Triningsih Widodo
    Triningsih Widodo
    Very interesting, thank you.
    1. slideteam
      Our Pleasure. Thank you for your kind words!! :)
  7. Miguel Monteiro
    Miguel Monteiro
    "Interesting" way old "news"...
  8. Louise McNicoll
    Louise McNicoll
    On your web site, do you have the final product if you don't want to go through the steps?
    1. slideteam
      Hi Louise, we do have many polaroid templates and themes on our website- , Let us email you the final product too so that you do not have to follow all those steps. Sorry for the late reply.
  9. R A
    super liked it
    1. slideteam
      We are glad to hear that, thank you!
  10. RB INDIA
    Nice tip of information..
    1. slideteam
      Thank you guys! :)
  11. nauroze
    Amazing! love it
    1. slideteam
      Thank you so much Nauroze!!
  12. Marco Hernandez
    Marco Hernandez
    Very usewful, thanks
    1. slideteam
      Our pleasure Marco, glad the post was useful to you! :)
  13. Sahar Hadid
    So interesting ,I like the website and slides so creative
    1. slideteam
      Thank you for your words of appreciation Sahar! :)
  14. Sibi Sakaravarthy
    Sibi Sakaravarthy
    Superb .....effect....Thanks a lot.....I will share it with my colleagues...
  15. Sonedalinh
    This is a great tip making our presentation even more interesting and fun
    1. slideteam
      Thank you Sonedalinh. We are glad you found it useful. :)
  16. Tienda Isabel Marant Madrid
    Tienda Isabel Marant Madrid
    Wow, awesome blog layout! The overall look of your website is excellent, let alone the content!
    1. slideteam
      Thanks for loving our blog and our website, Tienda!
    1. slideteam
      Thank you Joyce!
    1. slideteam
      Thanks Eamon!
  17. Andy Wallace
    These polaroids are great. Is there an easy way to add a function to double click the central part to browse and find a photo to insert? All my photos are of different sizes, so it would be so much easier if the 'insert' process just popped them into the middle of the frame.
    1. slideteam
      Hi Andy, thanks for liking the post. Adding a picture of any size should not be a problem. Follow these steps. Right click the inner rectangle> Format Shape> Fill> Picture or Texture Fill> Insert the picture you want to add. This way you can add pictures of any size. Hope it helps. Let us know if you find any difficulties. Thanks.
  18. Steve
    Thanks y’all, use shapes a lot but never thought of this technique, will use immediately!
    1. slideteam
      Glad to hear that, Steve! Thank you.
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