In previous tutorials, we have showed you how you can add preset, shadow, and reflection effects to shapes in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows. Now we move on to the next effect: Glow. Glow adds a hazed color perimeter outside the shape area. PowerPoint provides several glow variations, and in this tutorial we'll show you how to apply Glow Effects to a shape.
To see a sample presentation containing Glow effects in PowerPoint 2007, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
Follow these steps to apply Glow Effects to a shape in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows:
- Select the shape you want to apply the effect to. Selecting a shape activates the Drawing Tools Format tab in the Ribbon. Activate this tab, and locate the Shape Effects button that you can see in Figure 1 (highlighted in red).
Figure 1: Shape Effects button
- This brings up the Shape Effects drop-down gallery, as you can see in Figure 2. From the Shape Effects drop-down gallery, choose the Glow option.
Figure 2: Glow sub-gallery
- This opens the Glow sub-gallery (refer to Figure 2) that provides the following options:
- Use this option to remove the Glow Effect from a selected shape. You can use this option only if the shape has a glow applied.
- This option provides several glow variations based on color and spread.
- Color: The six color variations are based on the six accent colors of the active Theme. Learn more about Themes here.
- Spread: There are four glow thickness (spread) variations available.
- Opens color swatches so that you can choose more colors for glow. Learn More in our More Glow Colors in PowerPoint 2007 tutorial.
- Mouse over any of the effects within the Glow gallery to see a Live Preview of the effect. Click on an effect to apply it to the selected shape.
- Remember to save your presentation often.
A. No Glow
B. Glow Variations
C. More Glow Colors
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