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Framework: DE015 – de015_nfr_123


Part of series: DE015 Design Element 015 – Frame Corners

Series Keywords: corners, designs, gradients, separators

These corner design elements add a little elegance and structure to a bulleted list or a text-intensive slide. The series example pairs these corner design elements with a variation in de009 (the rectangle that contains the photo). Each of the corner downloads has a unique appearance. The attributes are either dark or light gradients, different bevels applied to the boundary lines, or no fill gradient (only a gradient on the boundary line). Look carefully at the thumbnails before selecting a download or download a few and use the set that works best with your template's background. Some of the corner sets work better with a very dark backgrounds, some with medium backgrounds, and some with very light backgrounds. The thumbnail background will help to guide you as to which is which. The series example, however, uses a corner that is typically used with a dark background, so some can be used for several types of backgrounds. Just use the set that provides the most contrast to your text so the text will be clearly readable.

Each download has three variations. The three variations are developed so you don't have to do too much sizing. Sizing these types of graphics changes the gradient values and line sizes. It's best to choose the variation that best matches the size you need and then resize as little as possible.

There are many ways to use these corners and format them. Even though they are PNGs and are not eligible to accept line and fill colors, overlaying fields that have gradients and some transparency add a nice effect. The series example uses a gradient overlay like this. Download the animation example to see how its been done. Also, refer to the tutorial for more formatting tips.

Key search words: corners, designs, gradients, separators

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