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Applying WordArt Text Effects

You can change the look of WordArt text by applying effects, such as shadows, reflections, glow, soft edges, 3-D rotations, and transformations. You can apply effects to a shape by using the Text Effects gallery for quick results. From the Text Effects gallery you can apply a built-in combination of 3-D effects or individual effects to WordArt text. To quickly see if you like the effect, point to a thumbnail in the Text Effects gallery to display a live preview of it. If you like it, you can apply it. If you no longer want to apply the effect, you can remove it. Simply, select the WordArt text, point to the effect type on the Text Effects gallery, and then select the No effect type option.

Apply an Effect to WordArt Text

  • yellow-circle-01.jpg Click the WordArt object you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Drawing or WordArt Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the Text Effects button.
    • For Word, use the Shadow Effects and 3D Effects buttons.
  • yellow-circle-04.jpg Point to one of the following:

    • Shadow to select No Shadow, one of the shadow types, or Shadows Options.
    • Reflection to select No Reflection, one of the Reflection Variations, or Reflection Options.
    • Glow to select No Glow, one of the Glow Variations, More Glow Colors, or Glow Options.
    • Bevel to select No Bevel, one of the bevel variations, or 3-D Options.
    • 3-D Rotation to select No Rotation, one of the rotation types, or 3-D Rotation Options.
    • Transform to select No Transform, or one of the transform types (Follow Path or Warp).
  • yellow-circle-05.jpg Click the effect you want to apply to the selected shape.
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