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by Geetesh Bajaj, November 26th 2013

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Movember Moustache Graphics for PowerPoint

Movember Moustache Graphics for PowerPointThese moustaches (mustaches) are PowerPoint-ready clip-art graphics that you can use within your presentation slides. These moustache graphics are provided as both fill-only and line-only variants that you can mix and match. All moustaches are available in both grayscale and color -- both variations are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Remember, these moustache graphics are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your PowerPoint or other Microsoft Office program.

Download and use these Movember moustache graphics

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Formatting Arrowheads
PowerPoint provides two types of shapes: open and close shapes. Shapes, such as rectangles, circles, etc. are closed shapes. Regular line shapes, such as straight lines, curves, scribbles, etc. are open shapes. Arrowheads can be added only to open shapes. That's because an arrow needs a pronounced, visible beginning and end.
Gradient Outlines
PowerPoint 2013 provides plenty of options to format Shape Outlines -- this tutorial explores an attribute that's rarely associated with shape outlines but can provide a surprisingly different look, especially when applied to lines that are thicker in weight. This attribute, Gradient Outlines is not accessible from the Shape Outline gallery in the Ribbon but directly from the Format Shape Task Pane that we will explore later in this page.
No Shape Outline
Whenever you insert a new shape into a PowerPoint slide, you can see that it is filled with a solid color and has an outline by default (this may differ depending on the Theme applied to your presentation). You can remove the fill of the shape as well as the outline. In this tutorial, we'll learn how to remove an outline from a shape so that it only includes a fill without any outline. Whatever you do, make sure that you either remove the fill or the outline because if you remove both, then your shape will no longer be visible.
Shape Effects
So what are effects? Effects are different than fills and outlines -- with the plethora of effects available in PowerPoint, you can make a shape stand apart with a drop shadow. Other effects allow you to create convincing reflections, spreading glows, 3D bevel effects, and even moth-eaten soft edges. Even better, all these effects are not destructible and can be turned on and off at your will.
Apply Preset Effects to Shapes
PowerPoint 2013 provides six types of Shape Effects -- and more than one of these effects can be applied to a selected shape. It goes without saying that some combinations of these effects look better than others -- the restraint to not go overboard is always a good thing. On the other hand, trying out all the effect combinations may take a lot of time -- fortunately, the Presets option comes to your rescue. This option lets you use pre-combined combinations of the different effects -- these work well almost always.
Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes
PowerPoint's effects are used to enhance the look of your shapes -- and with PowerPoint 2013 providing a vast repertoire of effects, you can easily get busy playing with all the options available! To save time, you can apply any of the Preset shape effects. If you choose to apply individual effects, the time involved may be more but the results can be distinctive. For example, even with something as simple as the Shadow effect, there is no dearth of options available.

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Thanksgiving Kit

Thanksgiving Kit for PowerPoint

The Indezine Thanksgiving Kit is a self-contained set of slides and other goodies that provides you with everything you need to create Thanksgiving picture slides within PowerPoint. This kit contains some amazing stuff that will get you up and started. First, you'll get a Thanksgiving PowerPoint theme in both standard and widescreen variations. Secondly, you get a foody font. And then there are Silhouette pictures of Thanksgiving elements. Plus many scrapbook style embellishments, also some textures, and even a few sample slides to get you started.

Use this kit as a starting point to create your own picture slides!

Download and use this kit for your own slides.

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