Modifying Themes

Modify PowerPoint theme elements to mix and match colors and fonts. Learn all about using the PowerPoint modify theme feature here.

To select new theme effects:

PowerPoint makes it easy to apply new theme effects, which can quickly change the appearance of shapes in your presentation.

  1. From the Design tab, click the drop-down arrow in the Variants group.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking the drop-down arrow
  2. Select Effects, then hover the mouse over the different theme effects to see a live preview.
  3. Select the desired theme effects.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Selecting new theme effects
  4. The presentation will update to show the new theme effects.

Applying new theme effects will change the different shape styles available from the Format tab when editing a shape or SmartArt graphic.

Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Different shape styles