Learn to create an amazing 3D button. Learn a simple way to create interesting variations of the graphic by changing the Bevel presets.
The 3D Button in PowerPoint you’ll learn today is:
There are a number of useful applications for this diagram. Before we show you those, let us learn how to create this useful graphic in a step by step way.
Create the base shape
Go to Auto shapes menu and select the ‘Oval’ tool under basic shapes. Draw a perfect circle while holding the ‘Shift’ button. Change the shape fill to suit your need and remove outline.
Right click on the circle and go to ‘Format shape’. Go to 3D rotation. Under Presets select Perspective ->‘Perspective relaxed’ option as shown below:
This flattens the circle with 3D perspective.
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Create the button shape
In the same ‘Format shape’ pane – go to ‘3D format’ option. Go to Bevel -> Top -> Presets -> select ‘Cross’ bevel as shown here:
Now, you can hardly see the bevel shape on the circle. It is time to increase the height and width of the bevel to create a button shape. We will also increase the ‘depth’ of the shape to make it stand out from the floor. See the result of the input:
We added some shadow to the bottom to give a more realistic look to the button.
You can create a number of variations of the button by changing the bevel presets. Take a look at the type of variations we could produce by changing the presets:
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Applications of 3D buttons in business presentations:
We wish to share with you some diagram templates where we used 3D buttons. These examples are taken from our ‘PowerPoint Charts and Diagram Templates collection for CEOs – Volume 1’.
You can use 3D buttons for Yes or No poll results as shown here:
Source: Pros and Cons from CEO Pack 1
Instead of using text, you may choose to use transparent icons as follows:
You can use the buttons to represent different types of choices as shown in the following diagram template:
Source: Lists from PowerPoint CEO Pack 1
You can mix and match the button with other related images to make a useful conceptual diagram template as follows:
While professional diagrams make your message effective, they are time intensive to create. Most business presenters don’t have the time to create high quality graphics themselves. That is why we came up with our PowerPoint Charts and Diagram CEO Pack.
The CEO pack Vol1 has more than 750 premium charts, graphs, diagrams and graphics to help you visualize your business ideas clearly and quickly.
This 3D tutorial helps you make your presentation stand out with creative ideas. Please browse 130+ more Advanced tutorials for PowerPoint in our website.
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