True that there are 3D options in PowerPoint, but if you’re looking for your circular shapes to give out a glassy bubble effect, you’ll need some special skills. This tutorial will show you step by step how to create the effect of a well-polished cue ball in your presentations!
How to Create glassy bubble effect in PowerPoint
Step 1: Pick the oval shape from the Drawing Ribbon. Draw a round circle while holding down the Shift Key
Step 2: Right click on the circle and choose Format Shape
Step 3: Go to Fill, select Gradient
Step 4: Select the first gradient stop on the left. Click on the color dropdown and choose a 35% gray color
Step 5: Repeat the process by clicking/selecting the second gradient stop on the right. Click on the color dropdown and choose a 35% gray color.
Step 6: Click on the first gradient stop and leave the value for Transparency as 0%
Step 7: Click on the second gradient stop and enter the value for Transparency as 100%
Step 8: Select the Line Color option and click on No line
Now that we got the first circle made let’s add the glassy effect to it.
Step 9: Draw another oval shape on top of the gray circle but leave some space from the top, as you can see in figure 9, about 1 to 2 point thickness.
Step 10: The first and the second gradient stop needs to be filled with White
Step 11: On the second gradient stop adjust the transparency level to 100%
Step 12: Select the Line Color option and click on No line
Step 13: To change the color of the circle or the bubble copy and paste the circle along with the effect (oval shape) as you can see in figure 13.
Step 14: Right click on the circle only (not the effect/oval shape) go to Fill and simply click on the gradient stops and choose the color that you like.
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