How to split a picture into pieces in PowerPoint

PowerPoint can create effects to your images like Photoshop and or any other image editors, too, with just the correct technique. Have you imagined splitting your image into pieces using PowerPoint? This tutorial will explain the steps to create a split photo effect in Microsoft PowerPoint. To split is to divide or separate into layers.

How to split a Picture into pieces in PowerPoint

Open PowerPoint.

Insert a picture.

First, click on the picture inserted into the slide.

How to split a Picture into pieces in PowerPoint

A Picture Format tab will appear.

Because we want to divide the picture into three parts, we will go to the Size group.

Depending on the width of the picture in the Size group, we will divide the width by three because we want to know the third unit division needed; for example, the size of the picture is 10.46, so we will calculate 10.46/3, which will answer 3.487, but we are going to round it off to  3.49.

Click on the Home tab and select a rectangle from the shape list box in the Drawing group.

Draw the rectangle on the edge of the picture.

A Shape Format tab will appear.

Ensure that the rectangle width is the answer you got by dividing the width by three; you will see it in the Size group in the Width box.

Click the Shape Outline button in the Shape Styles group.

In the drop-down list, click No Outline.

The Outline around the rectangle will disappear.

Click the rectangle and press Ctrl-D on your keyboard to duplicate the rectangle and use them to cover the image.

You can give each rectangle a color if you want to represent them better.

Now we are going to send these three rectangles behind.

Hold down the Shift key and click each rectangle to select all of them, then right-click and choose Send to back.

The rectangle will be sent to the back of the photo.

Right-click the photo and select Copy because we want to use it later in the tutorial.

Now we are going to split the photo into parts.

Click the photo, then hold the Shift button down and select the first rectangle behind the picture.

Then go to the Shape Format tab and click the Merge Shapes button in the Insert Shapes group.

In the drop-down list, select Intersect.

It splits the photo as the exact width of the rectangle behind it.

Now, we will paste the copied picture over the rectangles.

Then we will do the exact thing we did before to split the photo above, so follow the steps for the remaining two rectangles.

Notice that each part of the picture is split into sections.

If you want to add 3D effects to the split photo, hold the Shift key down and click each part of the photo.

Then right-click the photo and select Format Object.

A Format Picture pane will open on the right.

In the  Format Picture pane, ensure you are on the Effects page. The pentagon shape icon above.

On the Effects page, click 3D Rotations.

In the section Preset, in the 3D Rotation group, click the Preset button.

Select a 3D Rotation effect from the list.

In this tutorial, we select Perspective: turned left, tilted up.

Now we will click 3D Format.

Select a 3D Format effect from the Top Bevel or Bottom Bevel.

In the tutorial, we select Top Bevels  Relaxed Inset.

Now we have a unique split photo in the PowerPoint slide.

We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to create a split photo effect in PowerPoint.

If you have questions about the tutorial, let us know in the comments.

Read next: How to create a 3D Picture Cube in PowerPoint.

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Alice AUSTIN is studying Cisco Systems Engineering. He has passion with both hardware and software and writes articles and reviews for many IT websites.

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