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Applying Shape or Picture Styles
Applying Shape or Picture Styles
Both the Drawing Tools Format tab and the Picture Tools Format tab (shown in Figures
9.12 and 9.13 respectively) have a style group from which you can apply preset formatting.
For drawn objects and charts, it is called Shape Styles; for photos and clip art, it is called
Picture Styles.
Using Shape Styles
Shape Styles are formatting presets that you can apply to drawn shapes, text boxes, and
charts. Shape Styles make it easy to apply common border and fi ll combinations that use
colors from the current theme. A Shape Style is a combination of three things:
Shape Fill. The color and style of the inside.
Shape Outline. The color and style of the outer border.
Shape Effects. Special effects that are applied to the object, such as shadows,
refl ection, or beveled edges.
Each of these can be separately applied, as you will learn later in this chapter. To apply a
Shape Style, follow these steps:
1. Select the shape or shapes that you want to affect.
2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, open the Shape Styles gallery and click a
style, as shown in Figure 9.24.
The styles that appear on the gallery menu are built into PowerPoint, and you cannot
change them. Their colors change according to the color theme that is currently applied to
the presentation.
The Other Theme Fills option at the bottom of the gallery menu opens an extra palette that contains several light and
dark background i lls that match the styles that display when you click Background Styles on the Design tab. See
Chapter 4 for more about applying background styles. Filling a shape with the same color as the background makes
it blend in with the background.
Applying Picture Styles
Picture Styles are like Shape Styles, except that they apply to photos, clip art, and media
clips. A Picture Style applies different formatting than a Shape Style applies because
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