Use PowerPoint Word Art to draw attention to specific elements. Also learn how to use PowerPoint shapes in this free lesson.
There are two types of effects you can apply to your shapes and text boxes to give them a 3D appearance: Bevel and 3-D Rotation. Bevel adds thickness and a rounded edge to shapes, but it doesn't work with every type of shape. 3-D Rotation gives the appearance that you are viewing the object from a different angle, and it can be applied to any shape.
If you want, you can customize the bevel effect. Select 3-D Options from the drop-down menu. The Format Shape pane will appear on the right side of the PowerPoint window. From here, you can modify the width, height, and depth of a bevel. You can also change the shape's material to give it a metal, plastic, or translucent appearance, as well as choose the lighting type to change how the shape is illuminated.
If you want, you can customize 3-D Rotation. Select 3-D Rotation Options from the drop-down menu, and the Format Shape pane will appear on the right side of the PowerPoint window. From here, you can adjust the rotation values.