Use shapes in PowerPoint to draw attention to specific elements. Learn how to use PowerPoint shapes in this free lesson.


  1. Open our practice presentation.
  2. On slide 5, titled Stress Management Tips, insert a Folded Corner shape from the Basic Shapes category.
  3. Rotate the shape slightly.
  4. Change the shape fill to gold.
  5. Change the shape outline to No Outline.
  6. Use shape effects to add a shadow from the Outer category.
  7. Add the following text to the shape: Make stress relief a priority!
  8. Change the shape to one of your choice. Note: You may have to resize the shape in order to see all of the text.
  9. When you're finished, your slide should look something like this:
    Shapes Challenge