Today is day number thirteen of the video blogging challenge, and several days ago I promised you that I would show you how to create a clown with PowerPoint.
I created a video but included text in case you prefer to read.
Watch the Video:
Day 13 – Video Blogging Challenge from Bonnie Gean
Social Media Images
I would like to answer a question that you might be afraid to ask, but need to know the answer to. The question is this:
What should I share on social media websites?
I’ve created many articles about building community from your blog; so naturally, I’m going to say that you could share a blog post.
There are other types of content you can share such as an interesting guest article, daily tips or a product and service – if you know what your audience craves.
My answer – share whatever gets people to talk to you!
When I try to decipher what it is that my people would like, I usually, go back to the type of person I am. I like to read stuff that’s funny. I like content that makes me chuckle or pulls me out of a funky, depressive mood.
Bottom line is that I like to read jokes. I enjoy laughing. 🙂
That’s why I chose to create a video to show you how to incorporate a joke into a social media image that gets people laughing, commenting and sharing your content.
Naturally, it all starts with a joke. It would probably look silly making a joke image if there weren’t a funny face attached to it, so I made the clown too.
There are tons of royalty-free image websites online where you could find a clown image and import it into PowerPoint, but I thought I would show you how to create one of your own.
I didn’t want the video to be lengthy so we’ll do this design together across two or three videos. Today, we can draw a face and work the hat, hair and highlights with another video tutorial.
Pick the Shapes You Need for the Face
Choose Insert >> Shapes from the top menu and draw the following pieces onto the canvas:
- A large circle for a head
- A medium circle for the nose
- A small circle for his mouth
- A triangle for his eye
- A smaller triangle for his eyebrow
- An oval shape for his eye
- A moon for his smile
Press shift on your keyboard and click each of the shapes with your mouse to highlight them.
Right click in the circle and choose “Format Object” to change fill and line color. Highlight “Fill” and choose the color white from the color drop down box.
Highlight “Line Color” and choose black from the color drop down box.
Highlight “Line Style” and change the “Width” to .5 points.
Click on the canvas to deselect each of the pieces. Press shift on your keyboard and choose the moon, both triangles and circle to highlight them.
Right click the moon shape and choose “Format Object” to change the fill color to black, using the “Color” drop down box.
Click the medium circle (clown nose) and fill it with red, using the “Color” drop down box. You now have all of your starting pieces ready to place inside the clown’s head.
Move the pieces into position.
The Mouth and Eye Decoration
Rotate the moon, left 90 degrees, and flip the larger triangle vertical for the eye decoration. Set the oval eye on top of the triangle.
Click the yellow bounding box on the moon shape and drag it (top to bottom) to reduce the width of the shape. Grab the white bounding box and drag it down to decrease the arch of the shape.
HINT: You want the moon shape to resemble a smile.
Grab the small circle for the mouth and position it on the end of the smile line. Once the circle is in the correct position, right click and copy.
Use CTRL-V to paste it onto the canvas. Drag the circle to the opposite side of the smile.
Highlight the three mouth shapes to Format >> Group.
Making an Eyebrow
The remaining triangle is for the eyebrow. Right click the mouse on the shape and choose “Edit Points” to enable you to manipulate the shape.
Grab the black edit point and drag it across the canvas. You will see two white bounding boxes. Click the one on the top and pull it upwards; repeat with the bottom. Click anywhere on the canvas to continue.
Press shift on your keyboard and drag the corner bounding box of your eyebrow to shrink the shape until it’s the size you prefer. Move it into position on the clown face.
The Inner Eye
Make a copy of the nose (right click and choose copy from the menu); paste a second nose onto the canvas, using the CTRL + V keys.
Press the shift key and click the bounding box. Drag the nose until it shrinks to a size where it fits inside the eye area.
Right click the nose and choose “Format Shape” to change the fill color to black: use the Color drop down box.
Highlight “Line Color” and select “No Line” to remove the border.
Right click the black eye and select “Copy” from the menu. Using the CTRL + V keys, paste a copy onto the canvas. Move it over half of the first eye.
Right click on the second eye and choose “Format Shape” to change the color to white; use the Color drop down box.
Drag your mouse over the five (eye) decorations to highlight them. From the top menu, choose Format >> Group to bind them together.
Right click the piece and choose “Copy”; paste the selection onto the canvas using the CTRL + V keys.
Drag the image over the first eye image and choose Format >> Rotate >> Flip Horizontal.
Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, slide the copied eye image to the right side of the head area.
Highlight both (eye) shapes; Press shift as you click the mouse to highlight both and choose “Format >> Group to bind them together.
Look over your artwork and make slight changes to suit your tastes. (e.g. I made the nose larger and repositioned it on the face.)
Tomorrow, I will show you how to create the hair, hat, flower and highlight areas to finalize your clown creative.
Congratulations! You should feel proud of your accomplishment!
The Entire Tutorial
- Part 1: How to Create a Clown Image in PowerPoint – The Head
- Part 2: How to Create a Clown Image in PowerPoint – The Hair
- Part 3: How to Create a Clown Image in PowerPoint – The Hat
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Thanks for reading,
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