Format a shape

Format a shape


The Show app for iOS comes with several choices for you to format and customize shapes on slides. These editing options help brighten your shapes and emphasize content placed within them.

Apply fill to shapes

Fill your empty shapes with a solid color, gradient, pattern, or picture style. The iOS app offers a wide range of pre-made designs so you can pick the one that matches your slide background and brand.

To apply a fill to your shape:
  1. Tap on the shape you want to apply a fill style to and click the Format option. This will open the different shape formatting options on the bottom pane.  

    Format shape

  2. Tap Fill from the list and choose from the four types of shape fill: Solid Fill, Gradient Fill, Pattern Fill, and Picture Fill.

  3. Solid Fill applies a single color uniformly to the whole shape. You can pick a fill from Theme Colors or Standard Colors and adjust the Transparency of the fill. You can also pick a Custom Color using the More Colors option.

    Solid fill for shape

  4. Gradient Fill applies a continuous blend of two or more different colors. You can select either a light or dark shade of the gradient using the Linear, Radial, and Angular options. Click More Options to set the brightness of the gradient using the slide stopper. You can also set other properties like Angle and Transparency. You can also pick a Custom Color using the Change Color option.

    Gradient fill for shape

  5. Pattern Fill applies a pattern as a shape fill. Pick a design from the presets available and set a Foreground and Background Color. You can also set the Scale and Rotate values for the pattern fill using the respective sliders.

    Pattern fill for shape

  6. Picture Fill applies a picture or texture as a shape fill. Pick a fill from the available presets and adjust its Transparency using the slider. You can tile the image within the shape and change its offset and scale using the Offset X, Offset Y, Scale X, and Scale Y buttons. You can also upload a picture from your camera, image library, or photos using the Plus icon in the top-left corner.

    Picture fill for shape
         If you want to remove a fill applied to your shape, disable the Fill switch. 

Add strokes to shapes  

The iOS app provides options for you to add and edit borders for shapes. You can customize the border to make the shapes on your slide visually distinctive.
 
To add a border to a shape:
  1. Tap on the shape and click the Format option. This will open the different shape formatting options on the bottom pane.

  2. Click Stroke from the list and enable the Stroke switch.  You can now customize various properties for the stroke such as style, color and width. 

    Apply stroke to a shape

  3. Click More Options to pick an appropriate Line join and Line Cap. Also, set the Transparency for the stroke using the slider. 
 

Apply effects to shapes

You can modify the look of a shape using effects such as shadow and reflection on a slide. You can also customize parameters like the transparency, color, and size for these effects.
 
To apply an effect to your shape:
  1. Tap the shape you want to apply a style to and choose the Format option. This will display the shape formatting options on the bottom pane.

  2. Tap Effects from the list and apply the one you want for your shape: 

    Shadow
    effect adds a shadow beneath the shape. You can apply an inner or outer shadow. You can set the Angle using the slider and pick a shadow shade using the Color option. Click More Options to adjust the DistanceBlur, and Transparency of the shadow using the respective sliders. 

    Apply shadow effect for a shape

  3. Reflection effect adds a mirror image beneath the original shape. You can set the SizeDistance, and Transparency for the reflection using the respective sliders. 

    Apply reflection effect for a shape





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