How to Add a Reflection Effect on Image in PowerPoint

There are many ways you can use to make an image in a presentation slide look more aesthetic and attractive. Other than color corrections, shadow, and 3D option, you can create a reflection effect on the image.


This effect is known as a specular reflection which mostly appears on an object where there’s clear water beneath it. You can create such effect easily with Microsoft PowerPoint.

The recent versions of PowerPoint may have better reflection configurations, but the basic configurations should be available on every PowerPoint versions being used today.

Create a reflection on an image in PowerPoint

Time Needed : 3 minutes

In the guide below, you will learn how to add a specular reflection effect on PowerPoint with ease. The effect will appear at the bottom of the image no matter what orientation you choose. Here is how to do that.

  1. Go to the Insert menu.

  2. Click on Pictures.

  3. Select the image you want to give a reflection effect, then click Insert. You can also select multiple images if you wish.

  4. Right-click on the image, and select Format Picture…

  5. Click on Reflection on the right panel.

  6. Select the reflection Presets you want. You can modify its value thereafter.

  7. Now, the reflection effect has created!

  8. You can add the 3-D Rotation effect for further improvement.

  9. The result may be more beautiful!

  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Image

The PowerPoint template used on the screenshots above is Animated Minimal Line Christmas Tree. You can use this template for free.

Very easy, right?

Feel free to change reflection values, such as Transparency, Size, Blur, and Distance according to your needs. The more relevant your settings, the more beautiful it looks. Happy editing!


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