2 Methods to Create Picture Frames in PowerPoint 2013

Since it is a taboo to use wordy slides in PowerPoint presentation, photo slides are frequently designed to make the opinions of the presenters well-explained. As a consequence, the methods to create picture frames in PowerPoint will more or less be needed by presenters. In fact, good picture frames in PowerPoint not only makes the photo slides more attractive and sexy, but also help to stress the main point of the presentation. For example, when making PowerPoint about the beauty of the nature, it is better to add flower-shape frame to a tree picture than not. To learn the method to add a board to the slide in PowerPoint 2010, users can click here. To know details about creating picture frames in PowerPoint 2013, users only need to finish reading this blog post.

Method One:  Make DIY picture frames in PowerPoint 2013

Even though this method may seem to be quite complicated in operations, it can actually help users to create colorful picture frames in various shapes in PowerPoint 2013.

Step 1: Open the PowerPoint slide and then click “Insert” tab. Choose “Pictures” icon to select the photos from local disk and then click “INSERT” button to add the photo to PowerPoint 2013.

Picture frames in PowerPoint 2013: Insert photo

Step 2: Click “INSERT” tab, choose “Shape” button in “Illustrations” section and then select the shape of the frame border with those options provided in the drop-down menu. Here, the shape of frame border is designed as rectangle.

Picture frames in PowerPoint 2013: Choose border shape

Step 3: After that, hold the mouse and choose the size of the picture frame border. Then use similar operations to create other three picture frame borders. After that, right click one frame border and choose “Format Shape…” option in the drop-down menu.

Picture frames in PowerPoint 2013: Create frame border

Step 4: When a panel named “Format Shape” appears in the right part, choose “SHAPE OPTIONS” tab and then use the option it provides to design the picture frame in PowerPoint 2013. 

Picture frames in PowerPoint 2013: Format Shape panel

Step 5: Use options under “Fill” button to customize the color of the picture frame border. For example, check “Picture or texture fill” option and fill the frame border with the color of paper bag in the drop-down menu “Texture”. After that, click “Line” button and choose “No line” option to hide the border lines of the picture frame. Then the process of making picture frame in PowerPoint 2013 has been completed.

Picture frames in PowerPoint 2013: Design frame border

Method Two: Add borders to pictures in PowerPoint 2013  

Another way to create picture frame in PowerPoint 2013 is to utilize the well-designed picture frame provided by this office tool. Even though the method is easy to operate, it won’t allow users to design the picture frame in PowerPoint 2013 freely.

Step 1: Open the PowerPoint presentation, click “INSERT” tab and then choose “Online Pictures” icon in the “Images” section. As a panel named “Insert Pictures” pops out, type “picture frame” into the searching bar of “Office.com Clip Art”.

Picture frames in PowerPoint 2013: Find art clip

Step 2: When all the picture frames in PowerPoint 2013 are listed, choose the most suitable one and then click “Insert” button to insert the picture frame to the slide.

Picture frames in PowerPoint 2013: Choose picture frame

Step 3: After that, insert the photo to the slide and then adjust the size of the photo to make it fit for the inserted picture frame. When it is done, the picture has been framed in PowerPoint 2013.

Picture frames in PowerPoint 2013: Frame picture

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