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Advanced Reflection Effect Options in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Choose advanced options for reflection effects in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Windows 7 and higher






The Reflection effects that PowerPoint 2013 provides can be applied with a single click, and can indeed do wonders for your shapes. However, too much of anything cannot be good and if you get too carried away by the swanky looking reflections, you may end up distracting your audiences. Most of PowerPoint's reflection presets that you learned to apply in our Reflection Effects for Shapes in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial are attractive, and somewhat distracting. Still, you can tone down the effect a little, or if you want, you can let your creativity work and enhance the reflection effect! Whatever your scenario may be, you can edit the reflection properties to suit your creative freedom, for instance, you can change the transparency or distance of the reflection to end up with results similar to what you can see in Figure 1, below.

Enhance your Reflection effects
Figure 1: Enhance your Reflection effects

Follow these steps to learn more:

  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).

    Drawing Tools Format tab of the Ribbon
    Figure 2: Drawing Tools Format tab of the Ribbon

    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.
  2. This brings up the Shape Effects drop-down gallery as you can see in Figure 3. Within the Shape Effects drop-down gallery choose Reflection, and then choose Reflection Options from the sub-gallery, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3.

    Reflection Options within the Reflection sub-gallery
    Figure 3: Reflection Options within the Reflection sub-gallery
  3. This opens the Format Shape Task Pane with the Effects tab selected (highlighted in red within Figure 4). Within the Format Shape Task Pane you'll find all the option for reflection under Reflection section (highlighted in blue within Figure 4).

    Reflection Options within Format Shape Task Pane
    Figure 4: Reflection Options within Format Shape Task Pane

    Reflection options within the Format Shape Task Pane are explained below, as marked in Figure 4, above:

    A. Presets

    Click the downward arrow next to the icon, which brings up the similar Reflection gallery that you can see in Figure 3 above. See our Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes In PowerPoint 2013 tutorial for more information.

    B. Transparency

    Allows you to alter the transparency of the reflection. You can use the slider, or type the reflection transparency value in percentages.

    C. Size

    Use the slider or enter the reflection size value in percentages to increase or decrease the size (spread) of the reflection.

    D. Blur

    This option makes the edges of the reflection more feathered (merged with the background). Again you can use the slider, or enter the blur value in points.

    E. Distance

    Allows you to format the distance between the shape and the reflection in relation to the position of the shape. You can use the slider or type the distance value in points.
  4. Play around with the reflection options to end up with some cool results (see Figure 1, earlier on this page to get some ideas). Remember to save your presentation often.

See Also:

Advanced Reflection Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Advanced Reflection Effect Options in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Advanced Reflection Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

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