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