For this slide (see previous post for more info on it), I wanted the numbers to be a visual focal point. I also wanted to keep them as editable PPT text. By mixing the stylized text with more standard text, a nice slide layout was developed. The big number text was created by:
1. Make it big (this text is 125pt).
2. Give it a gradient fill – using colors that coordinate with the template color scheme.
3. Add a subtle outline (stroke) to the text to help it contrast for legibility.
4. Add a drop shadow.
The sample slide can be downloaded here.
– Troy @ TLC