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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


Visualize: techniques to visualize your presentation

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PowerPoint Drawing for 3d Objects

Logic: use PowerPoint's drawing and 3d tools to save time and use PowerPoint's own editing and creation tools

So you know where we are heading, here is the example:

If you feel uncomfortable with drawing lines and curves, I suggest you check out Echo Swinford's excellent tutorial on bezier curves.

Bezier Curves

Now, on with the job!

First, start by adding a freeform line.

 Draw a simple rectangle.

Convert to freeform.

Right click on the shape and select edit Points.

Right click at the top center and select Add Point. Do the same for the bottom center.

Click the top point and drag it down, as below. Do the same for the bottom point.

Add 3d depth. right Click on the shape, Format Shape, and the 3-D Format tab.

Change the 3d rotation.

Change the fill Color to a gradient.

This in PowerPoint 2003.

change colors

This in PowerPoint 2007.

Add lines and clip art.





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