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Tutorial for Concepts 057 – Flames

These flames can be used to identify anything that is "hot." There are 12 different flames in the downloads; but you can choose to use only portions of those 12, which means there are many more flame options available to you. Add a gradient or a semitransparency for additional appearances of the flames. See the tutorial for more usage and formatting tips.

Customizing the Flames

Adjust size

Group the flames and resize/rescale. To rescale, hold the shift key down as you resize.

Color variations

You'll notice that the flames are made up of several parts, each with different colors. You can change the colors if you wish.

PowerPoint 2007 options

Don't use any embellishment formatting. It will detract from the concept.

3D variations

No 3D.


No shadows.

Gradients, patterns, and pictures

Gradients and semitransparencies may be used to enhance the realism of the flames. The more intense color should be at the bottom. The bottom should also have 0% transparency. The color can lighten toward the top of the flame, and the transparency can increase toward the top of the flame. Below is an example of gradients and semitransparencies applied to the fields that make up the flame.


These can't be animated to look like a fire, so simple reveals should be used if you need to animate the flame and its associated text.

Series that relate to this tutorial:

CN057 – Concept 057 – Flames

Possible use example

Links to instructions for getting the framework into your presentation

  1. Determine the best file type for your needs
  2. Download the file
  3. Import the framework into your presentation
    1. Importing a PPT file
    2. Importing a EMF or PNG
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