Apply Shape Effects on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

By Doug Lowe

The PowerPoint Shape Effects button on the Drawing Tools tab on the PowerPoint Ribbon lets you apply effects to shapes you have added to your slides. When you click this button, a menu with the following effect options is displayed:

  • Shadow: Applies a shadow to the picture. You can select one of several predefined shadow effects, or you can call up a dialog box that lets you customize the shadow.

  • Reflection: Creates a reflected image of the picture beneath the original picture.

  • Glow: Adds a glowing effect around the edges of the picture.

  • Soft Edges: Softens the edges of the picture.

  • Bevel: Creates a beveled effect.

  • 3-D Rotation: Rotates the picture in a way that creates a three-dimensional effect.