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Shopping Bags, Baskets, Carts

Using the Shopping Bags, Baskets, Carts

These objects are extremely useful, even apart from a retail concept application. The series example uses the shopping bag as a way to convey tapping into resources outside a company. The shopping bags, baskets, and carts can be very versatile with a little creative thinking.

Each framework is layered so that you can fill it with objects, either by placing the objects inside or animating the objects to they end up inside. Each of the layers has been grouped to make it easy to format the order so that everything appears correctly. If the handles are removed from the bags, they are perfect for use as grocery bags.

Each framework download has a few variations to make your formatting job easier. Just delete those you don't need. The black-and-white version of each download has editable points. The others do not.

Customizing the Shopping Bags, Baskets, Carts

Adjust size

If you want to change the size/shape, be sure to group the object(s) and resize the entire group. Once resized, ungroup to proceed with other customizations.

Color variations

Choose colors that help make the bags/baskets/carts look more real. Alternatively, you can color code the objects to add another level of information to the slide if you wish.

PowerPoint 2007 options

The basket and the cart have been formatted with bevels in PowerPoint 2007, but they are usable in pre-PowerPoint 2007 versions. The metal looks real. This is another example of why you might want to make the jump to PowerPoint 2007. The formatting options are wonderful in these types of applications. The downloads are a little larger than normal, however. Be patient as you are downloading these two frameworks.

3D variations

Don't use 3D with these frameworks. The 3D feature makes the objects look less realistic.


Do not use shadows.

Gradients, patterns, and pictures

One version of each of the bag downloads has a "paper bag" texture applied. We hope you enjoy using these preformatted bags.

If you use gradients, make sure that the gradient variation is realistic looking. You're not applying gradient as a design element, you're applying it to make a drawn object look more realistic. Too much gradient makes the bag look unrealistic.


Objects like this shouldn't be revealed in sections. It's probably better to animate the objects going into the bags/basekets/carts. Simple animations are best in these cases.

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