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Illustrating a Hole in a Cylinder
August 13, 2012 – 10:51 am | 2 Comments | 21294 views
Illustrating a Hole in a Cylinder

Visio is a 2D drawing and diagramming application that doesn’t support 3D modeling functions. But if you like to draw and aren’t afraid of advanced functionality, you can create some decent affects and save the …

Crayon Visio Network Shapes, Revisited
August 16, 2011 – 9:41 am | 3 Comments | 34108 views
Crayon Visio Network Shapes, Revisited

The popular Visio Crayon Network Shapes have been improved and extended. Have a look at what’s new and download the latest and greatest!

Repeating Diamond Title Visio Shape
March 3, 2011 – 10:41 pm | No Comment | 11574 views
Repeating Diamond Title Visio Shape

Add cool titles to your documents with this repeating shape that encases text characters in individual diamonds.

Visio Wood Grain Fill Pattern
June 8, 2010 – 6:46 am | 15 Comments | 26573 views
Visio Wood Grain Fill Pattern

One of my customers asked me about wood-grain fill patterns for Visio.
I had thought that Visio shipped with some wood-grain custom patterns, but when I went looking, I didn’t find much.
So…

Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes
May 14, 2010 – 9:05 am | One Comment | 23150 views
Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes

Web designers and AI folks need to know what colors they are using. And they need to know precisely.
Bright red, Fuchsia  and Mauve just won’t do. They need exacting names like: #FF0000, #FF00FF and #E0B0FF.
Since …

3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape
April 22, 2010 – 10:12 pm | 6 Comments | 30167 views
3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape

This 3D beveled button shape looks good, no matter what color you make it. It comes with lots of options so that get it to look just right!

Visio Tutorial: Advanced Fill Effects
September 9, 2009 – 4:10 pm | 11 Comments | 37716 views
Visio Tutorial: Advanced Fill Effects

Learn two methods for creating sophisticated fill patterns for your Visio shapes!

Visio Spectrum Shape
September 2, 2009 – 3:18 pm | 5 Comments | 22388 views
Visio Spectrum Shape

A rainbow spectrum can really liven-up a diagram and clarify a point that you are trying to make.
Whether you are trying to illustrate a broad band of choices or options, talking about a range of …

Visio Squircles
April 2, 2009 – 5:00 am | 4 Comments | 15919 views
Visio Squircles

Download a Visio shape that resolves the conflict between the straight and the curved, between circle and square. With the Visio Squircle, your diagrams will look modern and retro at the same time!

Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape
March 27, 2009 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments | 29292 views
Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape

The other day, I visited one of my favorite coffee houses in Munich: Aran. While sipping my mocha, the logo on the cup gave me the idea for a Visio SmartShape:
A title shape that automatically …

Amazon Kindle 2 Visio Network Shape
February 10, 2009 – 3:08 pm | 3 Comments | 29084 views
Amazon Kindle 2 Visio Network Shape

I think the time is overdue for another “vanity” Visio network shape.
And since Amazon.com has been making a lot of noise lately about its new Kindle 2 book reader, I’ve been inspired to oblige.
This version …

Crayon Network Shapes
August 11, 2008 – 8:53 pm | 11 Comments | 56740 views
Crayon Network Shapes

Lighten-up and simplify your network presentations with Visio diagrams that use these Crayon Network shapes. You’ll get a laugh from your audience, and diffuse the tension that often accompanies complicated, technical subjects!

Create Better-looking, More-efficient SmartShapes
August 9, 2008 – 2:18 am | 8 Comments | 43203 views
Create Better-looking, More-efficient SmartShapes

Learn how to add realistic effects to your Visio SmartShapes using innovative shadowing techniques and custom line patterns!

Lens Flare & Highlight Shapes – Bling Bling!
April 6, 2008 – 9:55 pm | 3 Comments | 24213 views
Lens Flare & Highlight Shapes – Bling Bling!

Make your Visio shapes and diagrams glisten and shine with these flare and highlight shapes. Bling! Bling!

Apple iPhone Network Shape
March 23, 2008 – 6:23 pm | 22 Comments | 88817 views
Apple iPhone Network Shape

Mobile devices are a huge part of today’s corporate networks. Use this iPhone Visio network shape to accurately depict the real look of your company’s infrastructure.

How to Draw Glass in Visio
March 18, 2008 – 6:31 pm | 11 Comments | 41382 views
How to Draw Glass in Visio

Learn how to create see-through, shiny glass effects using basic, end-user features of Visio!

How Many Fill Colors Can You Put on a Visio Shape?
March 4, 2008 – 5:15 pm | 13 Comments | 48503 views
How Many Fill Colors Can You Put on a Visio Shape?

Learn how to apply four colors to a single shape, make use of advanced gradient and transparency techniques, and download a shape that does it all!

Release the Power of Visio Custom Line Patterns
March 3, 2008 – 10:52 pm | 4 Comments | 47956 views
Release the Power of Visio Custom Line Patterns

Follow links to two excellent articles about creating your own Visio Custom Line Patterns, as well as download some fun patterns created just for you!

SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees
December 3, 2007 – 8:51 pm | 11 Comments | 32101 views
SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees

Learn how to create interesting visual effects while uncovering the capabilities of Visio’s ShapeSheet and the Smart Shapes it enables you to create. This article shows you how to create a wintry scene with Smart Trees that fade into the distance as you reduce their size.

Logitech VX Revolution Mouse Shape
October 23, 2007 – 9:08 pm | 2 Comments | 22425 views
Logitech VX Revolution Mouse Shape

The Logitech VX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks gets transformed into another over-drawn, yet attractive looking network hardware shape from Visio Guy!

Off-center Radial Fill Effect
August 30, 2007 – 4:13 am | 12 Comments | 22013 views
Off-center Radial Fill Effect

Learn how to create an offset radial fill effect to add cool 3D effects to your Visio SmartShapes!

Forefront Icons and Data Graphic Shapes
August 16, 2007 – 1:59 pm | 5 Comments | 43194 views
Forefront Icons and Data Graphic Shapes

Download a Visio multi-shape and a Data Graphic that help you to dress up your network diagrams by displaying Microsoft Forefront Client Security information.

VB Visio Drawing
June 8, 2007 – 3:14 am | 6 Comments | 30468 views
VB Visio Drawing

Download aluminum can and bottle shapes that you can customize with your own logos, and have a laugh while doing it!

Visio Art Page
November 13, 2006 – 10:18 am | No Comment | 32270 views
Visio Art Page

Introducing the Visio Guy Visio Art Page! The content here won’t help you get your job done, but it might provide an entertaining, and much-needed coffee break!