Design Element 012
Balls with Reflections
These balls are fully customizable. They are a great way to add a little interest to a text-heavy slide, help establish structure (both in the numbering/lettering and via colors). They're unique and don't look like a "canned" PowerPoint shape.
- Changing ball color is as simple as changing the circle color. The reflections don't need to be changed
- They can be sized to any size, so they can be small icons or large text containers – overlay middle- and center- aligned text
- The numbers and letters are WordArt, and can be sized along with the ball – no need to worry about changing text size, regardless of which PowerPoint application you are using
- Shadows, especially when they drop well below the balls help further create the 3D illusion (see the tutorial for this)
The tutorial provides useful tips on usage and formatting.