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How to draw Creative 3D Circle In Powerpoint

Posted In MS office - By Techtiplib on Monday, May 14th, 2012 With No Comments »

There are tons of uses for this diagram. You can use it to represent Pros and Cons of an issue, two sides of an argument or two contrasting views.

Creative 3D

Let us learn to draw this stunning circle in simple steps.

Step 1: Drawing the circle

Go to Auto shapes option and select ‘Block Arc’ tool.

Hold the shift button while drawing the shape. You will get a perfect semi circular block like this:

 Fill the color of your choice and remove the outline. Now copy the shape and place it right on top of the original shape. Go to Arrange -> Rotate – > Flip Vertical. You should get a circle with two equal halves like this:

Choose a color to fill the bottom half of the circle. Group the two halves.

Step 2: Adding 3D perspective to the circle

Right click on the group and go to Format shape – > 3D rotation – > Presets -> choose ‘Perspective relaxed’ as shown below:

This should give a 3D perspective to our circle as seen here:

Step 3: Adding a bevel to enhance the look

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Now, it is time to take the look and feel of our circle to a whole new level. We will give it a bevel top by right clicking on the circle -> Format shape -> 3D format -> Top -> Cross bevel.

That should make the circle in PowerPoint look like this:

Step 4: Adding depth to the shape

The next step is to add depth to our circle. Right click on the circle -> Format -> 3D format -> Depth -> Enter a value of 25 as shown here:

This is how the circle looks when you follow the step:

The circle diagram looks remarkable already. But, our final step will make it shine and glow even further.

Step 5: Make the PowerPoint circle shine and glow

First add sheen on the surface by adjusting the surface property. Right click on the circle -> Format shape -> 3D format -> Surface -> Material -> Special effect -> Dark edge as shown below:

Add a PowerPoint shadow to give it a base. Choose the shadow option in the same menu and choose Presets -> Outer -> Offset Diagonal Bottom Right. Enter the following values for size and blur. This gives the 3D circle in PowerPoint a more realistic feel:

There we go. Our final product is ready. If you had followed all the steps, your awesome circle should look like this:

Source: presentation-process

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