Tutorial for Relationships 015 – Container Set
This series employs a shape that is difficult to produce in PowerPoint. It has three rounded corners and one squared corner.
These frameworks can also be categorized as design elements. When they are used consistently in a presentation, they actually become part of the template design branding for a company.
These frameworks provide structure to a slide, making it possible to compartmentalize the different information fields on a slide.
Customizing the relational elements
If you want to change the size/shape of the PowerFramework, be sure to group it and resize the entire group. Once resized, ungroup to proceed with other customizations. If you are using more than one framework in this series, import them both and size them at the same time. Then place each on their respective pages and begin customizations. They will be uniformly sized.
The series is developed so that all of the rounded corners are exactly the same dimensions, making it a cohesive-looking set of frameworks. Refrain from sizing whenever possible. If you must size the frameworks, size them all together so you don't destroy the consistency of the set.
Select color from your document's color palette or a complimentary color so that the PowerFramework will reflect the color scheme of the rest of your document. Line color can be eliminated if different colors are used for the heading and body fields or if you are using a gradient.
3D effects can be used, but use short depths and apply 3D consistently or the set will not work as a set any longer. Be sure to change the layer order depending on the direction of the 3D. Also, the 3D tends to look best when the depth is shallow.
Shadows can be used, but use short depths and apply shadows consistently or the set will not work as a set any longer. Be sure to change the layer order depending on the direction of the shadow. Keep shadows close to the object,
Gradients, patterns, and pictures
Gradients work well with these frameworks.
These frameworks work best when simple reveals are used.