For a recent project I needed some eye catching callouts/starbursts. I created a series of 3D stars and overlayed text boxes with the key phrases (New, Now, Available, etc.). It was a quick solution that looked really nice.

I started with a simple Star autoshape.

Adjustments to several tabs of the Format Shape box was all that was needed to create the visual.

One of the tricky adjustments is changing the perspective to have a left facing star and a right facing star. Only 2 tabs are needed. The Shadow tab, adjusting the Angle and the 3D Rotation tab. Compare the numbers on the Rotation tab.

You can download a slide with these 3D stars on it here (33k ).

– Troy @ TLC