Dramatic Smart Art Graphics Change Shape Effects

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Learn to create new and dramatic diagrams by changing shapes of default graphics. Discover the hidden capability of SmartArt to enhance your presentations.

The New Smart Art graphic you’ll learn is:

New Smart Art graphic We created the graphic by altering ‘Continuous Block Process’ graphic in-built in your PowerPoint. Let us learn to create the graphic in a step by step way. You’ll learn a number of hidden capabilities in the process of creating this new graphic.

Step 1: Insert In-Built Graphic

Go to Insert tab in PowerPoint Ribbon and select SmartArt tool. In ‘Choose a SmartArt Graphic pane’ go to Process -> Continuous Block Process.

Insert COntinuous Block Graphics When you enter relevant text in the graphic, you’ll get the following result:

Continuous Process SmartArt We will try to change this graphic to suit our specific need.

Step 2: Apply Change Shape Option

Click on the arrow shape at the background. Go to ‘Format’ tab in PowerPoint ribbon. Select ‘Change Shapes’ drop down menu and choose ‘Oval’. You will get the following result:

Change Arrow Shape to Oval Go to the Shape Outline Option and do all of the following:

  • Make ‘Shape Fill’ color as ‘No Fill’.
  • Select Red color for ‘Shape outline’.
  • Increase the weight of the line and
  • Add a ‘Dash pattern’

 Select each of the rounded rectangles and change shape as shown here

Change Shape to Right Arrow The shapes used are – ‘Left arrow callout’, ‘Right arrow callout’ and ‘Frame’ under Basic Shapes option.

Step 3: Apply Colors and Formatting

Select each of the shapes, go to Format > Shape Styles and apply the quick style of your choice.

 Now you get the following dramatic makeover result:

Madeover Smartart You can read about some features of Smart Art tool you may not know here >>

More Dramatic Makeover Ideas

When you are clear about the graphic you want to create, you can alter any Smart Art graphic that seems close enough to your planned graphic. For example, you can create the same graphic we discussed in the article using ‘Radial cycle’ graphic as follows:

Radial Graphics Makeover We wish to share with you some diagram templates from our ‘PowerPoint Charts and Diagram Templates Packs for CEOs’ to showcase the results you can achieve by changing shapes in SmartArt. Our 2 CEO packs have more than 1600 premium charts, diagrams, graphs and graphics to help you visualize every business idea imaginable.

The following diagram template was created by changing shapes in ‘Basic Matrix’ graphic:

Basic Matrix Makeover The diagram template below can be created by altering ‘Cycle Matrix’ graphic:

Cyclic Matrix Makeover Idea

The following template was created by altering ‘Stacked Venn’ graphic:

Stacked Venn Graphic You can find some graphics in Smartart style and far more options here

Thus you can create your own variations by playing around with various auto shapes.

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