Creating "Broken Box" Effect

May 20, 2013

Hi Everyone,

I need to create a broken box effect.  For this I have used free form objects and have manually created jagged ends to show the broken/shattered effect.  Here is what I have gotten so far.

My problem is that I am not able to create sufficient depth in this broken box effect.  Can you please help?

I have attached the powerpoint file with the free form objects.



1 Reply
Helen Tyson

Hi Payal

There's a few things I can think of that could help.

Option 1 is to adjust the Distance option in the Format Shape>Shadow section on the original freeform object, this will give a greater height effect before you group the shapes and convert to an image.

Option 2 is to create the shadow using a duplicate shape placed under the freeform, rather than the drop shadow feature. You can then control the colour/position/blur on this shape and overlay the original achieve the effect you want.

Option 3 would be to use a tool like SnagIt which has this type of torn edge effect as an inbuilt feature to create the shape

Hope that helps


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