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Fills, Lines, and Effects

Learn about fascinating fills, lines, and effects that PowerPoint lets you apply to shapes and most other slide objects. There are hundreds of such attributes that you can apply, to create distinctive content that can brand and set your design apart.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Shape Fills

  1. Fills for Shapes
  2. Add Solid Fills to Shapes
  3. Add Picture Fills to Shapes
  4. Advanced Picture Fill Options
  5. Add Gradient Fills to Shapes
  6. More Gradients
  7. Gradient Stops
  8. Add Texture Fills to Shapes
  9. Tiling Options
  10. Add Pattern Fills to Shapes
  11. Add Slide Background Fill to Shapes
  12. No Fill for Shapes
  13. Eyedropper Option
  14. Advanced Eyedropper Options
  15. Transparency for Shape Fills

Shape Lines

  1. Formatting Lines for Shapes
  2. Formatting Line Weight and Thickness for Shapes
  3. Formatting Line Dashes for Shapes
  4. Formatting Arrowheads for Line Shapes
  5. Gradient Lines for Shapes
  6. No Line for Shapes
  7. Transparency for Shape Lines

Shape Effects

  1. Applying Effects for Shapes
  2. Apply Preset Effects to Shapes
  3. Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes
  4. Advanced Shadow Effect Options
  5. Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes
  6. Advanced Reflection Effect Options
  7. Apply Glow Effects to Shapes
  8. More Glow Colors
  9. Advanced Glow Options
  10. Apply Soft Edges to Shapes
  11. Advanced Soft Edge Options
  12. Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes
  13. Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes
  14. 3-D Rotation Options for Shapes
  15. Apply 3-D Depth to Shapes
  16. 3-D Format Options for Shapes

Shape Styles

  1. Shape Styles

Default Attributes

  1. Change Default Shape Attributes

Fills for Slide Background

  1. Slide Background Styles
  2. Format Slide Background
  3. Solid Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  4. Gradient Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  5. Picture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  6. Texture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  7. Pattern Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  8. Artistic Effects for Picture Backgrounds
  9. Corrections and Color Options for Picture Backgrounds
  10. Workaround for Picture Backgrounds (Not Created)

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Shape Fills

  1. Fills for Shapes
  2. Add Solid Color Fills to Shapes
  3. Add Picture Fills to Shapes
  4. Advanced Picture Fill Options
  5. Add Gradient Fills to Shapes
  6. More Gradients
  7. Gradient Stops
  8. Add Texture Fills to Shapes
  9. Tiling Options
  10. Add Pattern Fills to Shapes
  11. Add Slide Background Fill to Shapes
  12. No Fill for Shapes
  13. Eyedropper Fill
  14. Advanced Eyedropper Fill Options
  15. Transparency for Shape Fills

Shape Lines

  1. Formatting Lines for Shapes
  2. Formatting Line Weight and Thickness for Shapes
  3. Formatting Line Dashes for Shapes
  4. Formatting Arrowheads for Line Shapes
  5. Gradient Lines for Shapes
  6. No Line for Shapes
  7. Transparency for Shape Lines

Shape Effects

  1. Applying Effects for Shapes
  2. Apply Preset Effects to Shapes
  3. Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes
  4. Advanced Shadow Effect Options
  5. Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes
  6. Advanced Reflection Effect Options
  7. Apply Glow Effects to Shapes
  8. More Glow Colors
  9. Advanced Glow Options
  10. Apply Soft Edges to Shapes
  11. Advanced Soft Edge Options
  12. Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes
  13. Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes
  14. 3-D Rotation Options for Shapes
  15. Apply 3-D Depth to Shapes
  16. 3-D Format Options for Shapes

Shape Styles

  1. Shape Styles

Default Attributes

  1. Change the Default Shape Attributes

Fills for Slide Background

  1. Slide Background Styles
  2. Format Slide Background
  3. Solid Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  4. Gradient Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  5. Picture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  6. Texture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  7. Pattern Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  8. Artistic Effects for Picture Backgrounds
  9. Corrections and Color Options for Picture Backgrounds
  10. Workaround for Picture Backgrounds

PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Shape Fills

  1. Fills for Shapes
  2. Add Solid Color Fills to Shapes
  3. Add Picture Fills to Shapes
  4. Advanced Picture Fill Options
  5. Add Gradient Fills to Shapes
  6. More Gradients
  7. Gradient Stops
  8. Add Texture Fills to Shapes
  9. Tiling Options
  10. Add Pattern Fills to Shapes
  11. Add Slide Background Fill to Shapes
  12. No Fill for Shapes
  13. Transparency for Shape Fills

Shape Lines

  1. Formatting Lines for Shapes
  2. Formatting Line Weight and Thickness for Shapes
  3. Formatting Line Dashes for Shapes
  4. Formatting Arrowheads for Line Shapes
  5. Gradient Lines for Shapes
  6. No Line for Shapes
  7. Transparency for Shape Lines

Shape Effects

  1. Applying Effects for Shapes
  2. Apply Preset Effects to Shapes
  3. Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes
  4. Advanced Shadow Effect Options
  5. Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes
  6. Advanced Reflection Effect Options
  7. Apply Glow Effects to Shapes
  8. More Glow Colors
  9. Advanced Glow Options
  10. Apply Soft Edges to Shapes
  11. Advanced Soft Edge Options
  12. Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes
  13. Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes
  14. 3-D Rotation Options for Shapes
  15. 3-D Format Options for Shapes

Shape Styles

  1. Shape Styles

Default Attributes

  1. Change Default Shape Attributes

Fills for Slide Background

  1. Slide Background Styles
  2. Format Slide Background
  3. Solid Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  4. Gradient Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  5. Picture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  6. Texture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  7. Pattern Fills for Slide Backgrounds

PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Shape Fills

  1. Fills for Shapes
  2. Add Solid Color Fills to Shapes
  3. Add Picture Fills to Shapes
  4. Add Gradient Fills to Shapes
  5. More Gradients
  6. Gradient Stops
  7. Add Texture Fills to Shapes
  8. Tiling Options
  9. Add Slide Background Fill to Shapes
  10. No Fill for Shapes

Shape Lines

  1. Formatting Lines for Shapes
  2. Formatting Line Weight and Thickness for Shapes
  3. Formatting Line Dashes for Shapes
  4. Formatting Arrowheads for Line Shapes
  5. Gradient Lines for Shapes
  6. No Line for Shapes

Shape Effects

  1. Applying Effects for Shapes
  2. Apply Preset Effects to Shapes
  3. Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes
  4. Advanced Shadow Effect Options
  5. Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes
  6. Apply Glow Effects to Shapes
  7. More Glow Colors
  8. Apply Soft Edges to Shapes
  9. Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes
  10. Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes
  11. 3-D Rotation Options for Shapes
  12. 3-D Format Options for Shapes

Shape Styles

  1. Shape Styles

Default Attributes

  1. Change Default Shape Attributes

Fills for Slide Background

  1. Slide Background Styles

PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 for Windows

Shape Fills

  1. Fills for Shapes
  2. Add Solid Color Fills to Shapes
  3. Add Picture Fills to Shapes
  4. Add Gradient Fills to Shapes
  5. Add Texture Fills to Shapes
  6. Add Pattern Fills to Shapes
  7. No Fill for Shapes

Shape Lines

  1. Formatting Lines for Shapes
  2. Formatting Arrowheads for Line Shapes
  3. Pattern Lines for Shapes

Shape Effects

  1. Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes
  2. Advanced Shadow Effect Options
  3. 3-D Rotation Options for Shapes
  4. 3-D Format Options for Shapes


PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Shape Lines

  1. No Line for Shapes

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Shape Fills

  1. Fills for Shapes
  2. Add Solid Color Fills to Shapes
  3. Add Picture Fills to Shapes
  4. Advanced Picture Fill Options
  5. Add Gradient Fills to Shapes
  6. More Gradients
  7. Gradient Stops
  8. Add Texture Fills to Shapes
  9. Tiling Options
  10. Add Pattern Fills to Shapes
  11. Add Slide Background Fill to Shapes
  12. No Fill for Shapes
  13. Transparency for Shape Fills

Shape Lines

  1. Formatting Lines for Shapes
  2. Formatting Line Weight and Thickness for Shapes
  3. Gradient Lines for Shapes
  4. No Line for Shapes

Fills for Slide Background

  1. Format Slide Background

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Shape Fills

  1. Fills for Shapes
  2. Add Solid Color Fills to Shapes
  3. Add Picture Fills to Shapes
  4. Add Gradient Fills to Shapes
  5. Gradient Stops
  6. Add Texture Fills to Shapes
  7. Add Pattern Fills to Shapes
  8. Add Slide Background Fill to Shapes
  9. No Fill for Shapes
  10. Transparency for Shape Fills

Shape Lines

  1. Formatting Lines for Shapes
  2. Formatting Line Weight and Thickness for Shapes
  3. Formatting Line Dashes for Shapes
  4. Formatting Arrowheads for Line Shapes
  5. Gradient Lines for Shapes
  6. No Line for Shapes
  7. Transparency for Shape Lines

Shape Effects

  1. Applying Effects for Shapes
  2. Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes
  3. Advanced Shadow Effect Options
  4. Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes
  5. Advanced Reflection Effect Options
  6. Apply Glow Effects to Shapes
  7. Advanced Glow Options
  8. Apply Soft Edges to Shapes
  9. Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes
  10. Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes
  11. 3-D Rotation Options for Shapes
  12. 3-D Format Options for Shapes

Shape Styles

  1. Shape Styles

Default Attributes

  1. Change Default Shape Attributes

Fills for Slide Background

  1. Slide Background Styles
  2. Format Slide Background
  3. Solid Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  4. Gradient Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  5. Picture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  6. Adjust Picture Used as Slide Background
  7. Texture Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  8. Pattern Fills for Slide Backgrounds
  9. Using Custom Textures as Slide Backgrounds