PowerPoint Tutorial- Create Innovative 3D Arrows

Slide Geeks
5 min readNov 15, 2021

Are you bored of creating the usual arrows for your presentation? Are you looking for ways to make your presentation more interesting and eye-catching?

Well, we have a solution for your dull and boring presentation. It will not only make your presentation far more interesting and eye-catching but will totally transform it. The solution is creating fully customized 3D arrows. Yes, you heard it right. Create 3D arrows and that too under 2 minutes. So, what are you waiting for? Follow these steps and create 3D arrows in PowerPoint.

What you will learn in this tutorial:

Steps To Create 3D Arrows:

Insert an Arrow shape:

The very first step is to insert a regular arrow shape to your slide. To do so: Go to the Insert tab and select Shapes. Locate Block Arrows and select the very first Right Arrow (as shown in the figure below).

Create a Rectangle:

From the Shapes menu choose a Rectangle and adjust its dimensions. Place this rectangle over the arrow as shown in the figure.

Place Rectangles:

Duplicate this rectangle five times by clicking on Control + C and Control + V. Now place these rectangles over the right arrow.

Align Rectangles:

Select all the five rectangles. Distribute them horizontally by clicking on Format> Align> Distribute Horizontally.

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Delete the first Rectangle:

Delete the very first rectangle towards the left side as shown in the figure. Select all the other four rectangles.

Choose Fragment:

After selecting all the other four rectangles create equal fragments. To do so click on Format> Merge Shapes> Fragment.

Delete all the other four rectangles. Your image is now fragmented into five equal parts as showcased in the figure below.

Fill the Shape with Color:

Select the shape you want to fill color in. Go to Format> Shape Fill and choose Color. Continue following these steps for the rest of the shapes as shown in the figure below.

Remove Outline:

Select and right click the entire figure. Go to Format Object option. Select Outline> No outline to remove the outline.

Group Shapes:

Group all the shapes together by selecting them and clicking on Control + G.

Create 3D Effect:

Select the entire figure, right click and select Format Shape. A Format Shape dialog box appears to the right side from which select Shape Options> Effects. Click on the 3D Format option and select Top Bevel as Round (see the figure below).

Note- Increase the Depth to 20pt for a much better effect.

Apply 3D Rotation:

To create a 3D rotation, select 3D Rotation> Presets> Parallel> Off Axis 1 Right (as shown in the figure below).

You can always adjust the text, size and direction of the arrow as per your business requirements. In order to make your work much simpler, we have added a few variations of these arrows which you can make use of.

You can bring as many variations as you like in your 3-D arrow by changing the presets as we have done below.

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Choose the one you like the most.

Good luck.

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