Make an Awesome Paper Slit Effect for Your Business Models on PowerPoint

Alrighty fellow PowerPoint soldiers, this week we’re going to learn something really special. We’re going to combine a design technique with a business modeling technique for our PowerPoint slide. In essence, we’re going to create a paper slit effect on PowerPoint.

Why a paper slit effect?

Honestly? It just looks awesome. I mean, just look at it!

How is one supposed to interpret this slide?

Basically there are three components to this slide.

The left part of the slide is the text. This text can either be the summary, or a piece of analysis, or whatever you want it to be. Just follow this one rule: this text has to be the basis to your slide. It has to be everything your slide will talk about it.

The middle (ish) component is the paper slit effect. This is the design technique we were talking about earlier. It basically leaves room for stuff to come out of it later, creating this really cool design illusion.

Now, the right side of the slide are your boxes. These boxes can be options, or supporting points, or whatever. Just remember, that these points need to talk to your text on the left slide of the slide.

If we pull this off correctly, we have a really cool flow of communication for the slide, from left to right.

When should one use this slide?

I recommend using this slide whenever you’re discussion options. But you can use it for whatever you’d like

What are we going to learn in today’s video

In this video, you’re going to learn:

  1. How to create your own paper slit effect using shapes, shadow effects, and blur effects on PowerPoint
  2. How to create boxes that come out of the paper slit effect on PowerPoint
  3. How to use color, font choice, shapes and white space to create a strong sense of presence on PowerPoint

Have fun with this one ladies and gentlemen!

Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah

Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah

Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah is a PowerPoint ninja that founded Slide Cow, a learning platform for all things PowerPoint, presentations and public speaking. When he's not designing slides or giving presentations, he's on another coffee run.
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