How to create 3D realistic Jigsaw pieces using PowerPoint shapes

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
If you have mastered simple Jigsaw puzzle pieces (see How to create simple Jigsaw pieces using PowerPoint shapes) and 2-D realistic pieces (see How to create 2D realistic Jigsaw pieces using PowerPoint shapes), you are ready to create 3-D realistic pieces. This will give you presentation a look of a professional graphical designer work.
3D realistic puzzle piece in PowerPoint 2016    3D realistic puzzle piece in PowerPoint 2016

To make glossy Jigsaw puzzle pieces, do the following:

    1.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, select Shapes:

Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    In the Shapes list, from the Rectangles group, select the Rectangle shape:

Rectangle shapes in PowerPoint 2016

Add the rectangle shape to the slide:

Simple rectangle shape in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Shapes dropdown list and then choose the oval shape from the Basic Shapes group:

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

Add two oval shapes to the slide, copy them and format:

Oval shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    4.    Union two of these shapes and subtract other two of them to see more glossy form of the shape (how to union or subtract shapes, see How to combine shapes to create a custom shape):

Glossy shape in PowerPoint 2016  or  Glossy shape in PowerPoint 2016

    5.    Add heads and holes for this shape:

    6.    After adding heads and holes, to add a 3D look to your puzzle piece, do the following:

    6.1.    Right-click on the selected shape (your puzzle piece with heads and holes) and choose the Format Shape… in the popup menu:

Format shape in popup in PowerPoint 2016

    6.2.    On the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Effects group, in the 3-D Format section, choose:

  • The appropriate Top Bevel from the dropdown list:
    Top bevel of 3D format in PowerPoint 2016

    You can also change the Width and Height for selecting bevel in the fields in the right of dropdown list.

  • The color and size for Contour:
    Contour of 3D format in PowerPoint 2016
  • The Material for take the lighting effect:
    Material of 3D format in PowerPoint 2016

    7.    Add any other adjustments you prefer.

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