Picture shape

I feel like I'm all takin' and no givin' but I am new.  Maybe I will be able to help others someday.  My problem at this point is that I have a photo that I would like to conform to one of the pre-designed shapes in Storyline. 

Let's say I had a square photo of poka-dots and that I wanted it to be the shape of a star.  Is there a way to use the  Insert shape option in storyline to give me a polka-dotted star on my slide? 

Thanks.

3 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Gary,

Michael's solution, using patterns, works for sure. I noticed that you said:

Let's say I had a square photo of poka-dots and that I wanted it to be the shape of a star.  Is there a way to use the  Insert shape option in storyline to give me a polka-dotted star on my slide? 

I just did a quick search at the Microsoft clip art site on polka dots and came across a few. I downloaded two, and they're actually "square images of polka dots". I've inserted them into the star shape. Nothing fancy - and I'm SURE there are better photos out there - just to say yes, it works.

Similar to what Michael shows, the steps were

  1. Insert the star shape.
  2. Right click on the shape and choose format shape from the shortcut menu.
  3. Click the picture or texture fill option.
  4. Under Insert from, select File
  5. Navigate to your photo and double-click to insert it.
  6. Click the close button.

Oh, and no worries about the givin' and takin'. That's what we all do here!

Gary Weaver

I am very appreciative of your replies, however, what I said in my original post is not what has been picked up on.  I used polka dots as an example (which was a bad example).  Let's change it up.  A better example, for those of you who bake is using a cookie cutter.  You start with a square slab of dough and cookie cut a shape out of the dough.   Pretend that the photo is the square dough (let's pretend it is a mountain scene) and I want to cookie cut a shape out of it and keep that cut out shape.