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Using the Juggling Concept

This series of Stanleys illustrates the common concepts of multitasking, being in control, being out of control, success, failure, overworked, and teamwork to name a few. This series does not include the usual PNGs, because Stanley needs to be interactive with other objects, which requires layering.

Ungroup the Stanleys and place the objects in Stanley's hands. Be sure to layer, for example, the hand including fingers, the cuff, the inside of the jacket sleeve on top of the object being juggled. It is not difficult, but just requires focused attention to get it right.

Customizing Stanley the Juggler

Adjust size

The PowerPoint download contains the full series of Stanleys. This assures that the sizing is exact and ready for your use. Remember, as with all groups of illustrations or graphics, if you need to resize, resize them all together as a group. Then ungroup and redistribute to their proper place in the presentation. This is important for the sake of continuity and consistency. Just delete any Stanleys in the download that you don't need.

Color variations

The downloads are colored with light tan fills and a darker tan outline. The clothing and shoes are also colored in hues of tan. Stanley can also be colored more appropriately to blend with your template. Use line colors and fills that coordinate with your template's coloring or you can make it look realistic (brown hair, blue eyes, etc., without regard to template color considerations.

Colorizing illustrations may take a small time commitment. Be sure that you get all of the fields colored correctly – it is not a push-button operation. Be sure that the eyes are filled in so that they do not appear "dead." Eyebrows and button should be filled, they're easy to miss. Just be sure to view your colorized illustration at about 300% to be sure you got everything before you consider it final. Be examples below are Stanley the tightrope walker, but they will give you the idea about realistic coloring choices you can make for Stanley the juggler.

Other coloring options: make Stanley whoever you want. When you get the skin tone that you want, just be sure to use that some color - only a little darker - to create the outlines.

2007 options

These types of illustrations do not benefit from effects formatting. You should stay away from these and stick to the line and fill colors only.

3D variations

3D does not look good with illustrations.


Don't use shadows on this type of framework.

Gradients, patterns, and pictures

You can use gradients to add a 3D effect. You may want to add a gradient to the hair (lighter on top and darker below) for added realism. Be careful about the range of the gradient, however. Too much variance will look bad.


Since Stanley cannot be animated to show hands and arms moving – juggling, simple reveals and transitions are best.

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