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Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to apply Reflection effects to selected shapes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. Reflections can be short or long, and touch the original shape or be a little afar.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher




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Apply any of the various effects in PowerPoint, and your shapes may stand out, literally out of the slide! In this series on Shape Effects in PowerPoint 2013, we have explored several effect types. On this page, you will learn how you can quickly add a convincing Reflection effect to a shape. While this tutorial pertains to shapes, there's no reason why you cannot use the same Reflection effects on other slide objects. Reflection applies a blurred, semi-transparent duplication of the original object, in the same way as you may have seen reflection on water or glass. Look at Figure1 where we have a few sample Reflection effects applied to shapes.

Reflection effects applied to shapes
Figure 1: Reflection effects applied to shapes

Note: Although you can add both a shadow and reflection effect to any shape in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows, it's good to use just one of these two effects in a shape so as to mimic reality where you see one of these two at a time.

To see a sample presentation containing Reflection effects in PowerPoint 2013, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Follow these steps to apply reflection effects to a shape:

  1. Select the shape so that the Ribbon area shows the Drawing Tools Format tab, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2. Activate this Ribbon tab by clicking on it. Within the Drawing Tools Format tab, click the Shape Effects button (highlighted in blue within Figure 2).
  2. Drawing Tools Format tab of the Ribbon
    Figure 2: Drawing Tools Format tab of the Ribbon
  3. Note: The Drawing Tools Format tab is a contextual tab. These tabs are special tabs in the Ribbon that are not visible all the time. They only make an appearance when you are working with a particular slide object which can be edited using special options.
  4. This brings up the Shape Effects drop-down gallery, as shown in Figure 3. From this gallery, choose the Reflection option, this brings up the Reflection sub-gallery (refer to Figure 3 again).
  5. Reflection sub-gallery within Shape Effects drop-down gallery
    Figure 3: Reflection sub-gallery within Shape Effects drop-down gallery
  6. The options within the Reflection sub-gallery are explained below, as marked in Figure 3, above.
  7. A. No Reflection

  8. Use this option to remove reflection from a selected shape.
  9. B. Reflection Variations

  10. You can choose any of nine default reflection styles available. All variations can be seen in Figure 3, above. Use these variations.
  11. C. Reflection Options

  12. If you want more control on reflection, then choose this option. Look at our Advanced Reflection Options in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial to know more about this option.
  13. Move the cursor over any of the effects within the Reflection sub-gallery to see a Live Preview of the effect on the shape. Click on an effect to apply it to the selected shape. In Figure 4 below you can see a reflection effect applied to the previously selected shape.
  14. Reflection effect applied to a Rectangle shape
    Figure 4: Reflection effect applied to a Rectangle shape
  15. Tip: Place your shape in the area that is not covered by the Shape Effects drop-down gallery as shown in Figure 4, so that you can see the Live Preview.
  16. Remember to save your presentation often.

Sample Presentation:

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See Also:

Shape Effects: Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes in (Glossary Page)

Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

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