Get Access Now

How to Make a Brochure Using PowerPoint

brochure marketing powerpoint tips Apr 09, 2021

If you thought PowerPoint was just for presentations, think again! Many small businesses, restaurants, and non-profits use PowerPoint to create engaging brochures they can share with customers and patrons. 

We’ll give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a brochure using Microsoft PowerPoint

In this tutorial, we’re going to build a Space-theme brochure. First, we must resize our slide to however big we want our brochure to be. For this example, I want the brochure to be the same size as an A4 piece of paper.

Start by going to Design, click the inverted triangle under Slide Size, and click on Custom Slide Size.

Under the drop-down labeled Slides Sized For, select A4 Paper. Click Ok, and the slides will be resized.

I inserted a large rectangle shape over the slide, and as you can see, we came up with the actual size, which is 7.5 by 10.83 inches. From this, we can gather that the width of the slide is 10.83 inches. To divide the brochure into three, divide that number by three, giving us 3.61 inches. 

This will be the width of the three parts. Now, we have a rectangle with a height of 7.5 inches and a width of 3.61. Please copy and paste this shape to create two more duplicates and place them aside to fill the entire slide.

Change color and outline as desired.  

I want the sections to have a space-themed background, so I went online and found this space image from

Copy and paste the image to your slide. Since the image is vertical, I went to Format, clicked Rotate, and had the image rotated 90 degrees to the left.

Now here’s the tricky part. I want the image divided into sections so it’s one continuous picture. There are lots of ways you can do this. Here’s how I did it. 

First, align the image to the center and the middle by going to format and clicking on Align Center and Align Middle. Then copy the image to duplicate and align it to the center and middle. 

Make another duplicate and align it to the center and middle. To make editing more accessible, have the three rectangle shapes on top of these three space images. You can place the image backward by right-clicking on them and clicking Send to Back. Once you have this setup, you can intersect the shapes with the images. 

All you have to do is click on the image, hit Control, and click on the shape, and both items are selected. Then go to Format, click Merge Shapes, and choose Intersect.

As you can see, we now have this rectangular shape with the right image part inside. Do the same for the other two shapes. 

This way, the middle rectangle has the central part of the image, while the one on the left has the left part of the space image. Once done, you have the space image divided perfectly into three parts.

As you can see, there are white lines that divide our brochure. To do this, I took the middle part of the sections, clicked on Bring to Front, and added a white outline to the image.

That way, these white lines divide our brochure into three. You can add the white outlines to the other two shapes. 

Now for the fun part--designing the brochure. First, I want to add an image of the earth on this part of the brochure like this. Look for this image on Google, copy it, then paste it on the slide. I resized the image and cropped it as necessary. 

I inserted the shapes and selected the rectangle for this glowing rectangular shape. I then resized and repositioned the shape to my preference. 

I only wanted the outline, so I changed the shape fill to No Fill and the outline to white. Now, for the glowing effect, go to Shape Effects, click Glow, and choose the glow you want the shape to have.

I chose this blue. 

To spice up the word “Space” inside the rectangle outline, go to Insert, click Shapes, and look for the text box. Inside the text box, type in the word you want and choose the font you want. I chose the font called Arial Black

I gave it no fill and a white outline like our rectangle shape. Resize and reposition as desired. You can also give it a glow by going to Format, clicking Text Effects, selecting Glow, and picking out the desired effect. 

Here’s a neat trick to center out the text to the rectangle outline. Click the text, hit Control, and click on the shape you want to be aligned.  Then, go to Format, and under Align, select Align Center and Align Middle

I did more resizing and repositioning until I got the look I wanted. 

Now you can add more text as you desire. I’m just going to copy the ones at the bottom, but it’s the same principle of adding text boxes and editing your texts by resizing, changing the font, recoloring, and adding the text effects you want. 

I also added three stars at the bottom. This was done by going to Insert, clicking Shapes, and selecting the star shape. I ensured to lock the aspect ratio by right-clicking on the star, going to Format Shape, and checking the lock aspect ratio box. This way, I’ll have a perfect star shape no matter the size. 

Consistent with the theme, I set the shape’s color to No Fill, added a white outline, and selected a thinner outline width. I also added the glow effect to the star; this time, it’s a golden color of this size.

You can now resize and reposition the star and duplicate it to have two other stars beside it. Here’s a neat trick I do instead of copying and pasting. Right-click on the shape and hold it while dragging it to any position. Once you release the button, click on Copy Here from the options. Make sure to center and align the three stars. 

You can add other elements to your brochures, such as text, shapes, and images. As you can see, I’m adding a logo to the lower right end of the booklet.

Now for the middle part of the brochure. First, add the word “Company” to our logo. It’s the same principle as adding texts to a text box and editing it to your preference. I used Bebas Neue font this time and set the Character Spacing to Very Loose. Like earlier, I retained the same aesthetic of having no fill plus white outline. I also added the glow. 

I first created a circle shape for the logo by going to Insert and then Shapes. I also ensured to lock the aspect ratio so it’s still a perfect circle when resized. Then, like the other shapes, I gave No Fill a white outline and a glow effect. Once done, I added another copy of the logo. Make sure the logo is in the center of the circle. After making sure the text and the logo were at the top center of the brochure, I moved on to creating this rectangle with two lines on its sides. 

Create a rectangular shape, give it No Fill and a white outline, then the glow effect. I also added text inside, which I made sure to align at the center and middle of the rectangle. Now, for the lines on its left and right sides, go to Insert, click Shapes, and look for Line. Create a horizontal line and attach it to either side of the rectangle. Change the outline color to white, giving it a glow effect similar to the rectangle. Then duplicate the line to the other side. 

I also added some text below, representing more information about our company. Feel free to add other things as well. 

I want to add some icons below and some texts to accompany them. First, I added the circles with no fill, a white outline, and the glow effect. Afterward, it’s time to add the icons. But there’s only one problem for me. My PowerPoint 2013 doesn’t seem to have icons under the insert tab on the ribbon above.  

So, I opened this Simple Slide Template called Creative, which contains these fantastic premade slides, which include these two slides with a bundle of icons ready for use.

All we have to do now is add some glow effects, just like our sample brochure. 

Let’s copy the ones here and paste them into our circle to speed things up. Then, let’s go ahead and copy these texts here. I also added a portion below where you can add contact information and other details. Remember, you can customize this brochure however you want and add other things, such as text, shapes, or images. 

And now, for our final panel. I first want to add the giant cropped moon peeking at the edge. I searched for an image in Google, copied it, then pasted it on the slide. Then, I resized and positioned the moon on the lower left edge of the panel and cropped it to my liking. 

I also added these icons with the text below. It’s the same process, so I grouped these shapes and texts, then copied them to our panel. Make sure to have it centered.

For the final element, I inserted a rectangular shape and placed it from the leftmost side of the top part of the panel as if it were a little ribbon peeking from the page. I changed the color to yellow and gave it no outline colors. Then, I added text inside, ensuring it was appropriately sized, and moved it to the desired position.

And there you have it. A simple but effective Space-Themed Brochure made using only Microsoft PowerPoint. Remember, this brochure is fully customizable and can mix and match whatever texts, shapes, and images you desire.

Get A Free Sample of Our Award-Winning PowerPoint Templates + University

Take Me To My Free Offer

Get A Free Sample of Our Award-Winning PowerPoint Templates + University

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.
Don't worry, your information will not be shared.

We hate SPAM. We will never sell your information, for any reason.