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Using color adjustments

From: Office 2013 New Features

Video: Using color adjustments

When working with objects like images here in a PowerPoint presentation, you have the ability to make color adjustments. In the past, the color adjustment tools haven't always been clearly labeled or easy to use and understand. Here in PowerPoint 2013 things have changed, so we're going to explore that using our No Obstacles PowerPoint presentation. Over on the left-hand side, looking at the thumbnails let's click slide #4 where we do have a couple of images. So let's make some color adjustments beginning with the image on the right, our snow covered mountain.

Using color adjustments

When working with objects like images here in a PowerPoint presentation, you have the ability to make color adjustments. In the past, the color adjustment tools haven't always been clearly labeled or easy to use and understand. Here in PowerPoint 2013 things have changed, so we're going to explore that using our No Obstacles PowerPoint presentation. Over on the left-hand side, looking at the thumbnails let's click slide #4 where we do have a couple of images. So let's make some color adjustments beginning with the image on the right, our snow covered mountain.

We'll click there and as soon as we select an image like this, you'll notice Picture tools appear on the ribbon with Format underneath. Let's click there. Now we have a number of picture formatting options, including Picture Styles, Layout Effects, Borders, but we're going over to the left-hand side here and focus on Color Adjustments. When we click, you'll notice the improvements I was talking about. First of all we have categories like Color Saturation. On the far left, you'll notice no color at all or 0% saturation, representing black and white.

And as we hover over these, we see a live preview on the slide itself. This is what it would look like in black and white. As we move over to the right, you can see the color is increased, 200%, 300%, even 400%, with a high saturation, it's not a realistic looking photo anymore but maybe a little more artistic. Let's leave it right down the middle at 100%. Next, you'll see Color Tone and color tone allows you to cool down an image or warm it up. As we go to the very far right, looking at the warmest temperature you can see how the image on the slide itself has really warmed up.

Go to the far left and you could see it's cooled down. I think because we're on a snow covered mountain maybe we should cool this down a little bit, let's go to temperature 5300K. Give that a click. We'll go back to our Picture tools now with Format and click Color and notice that we also have the ability to recolor. Now, the default is No Recoloring, right here in the top-left corner. But as we hover over these other ones, we could see Grayscale, Sepia, you can see some Green Accent, Orange Accent, some cool effects none of them actually improve our image.

So we'll just leave it at no recoloring. Give it a click and there's our finished product. Let's go to this other image now. On the left-hand side, select it and we'll go to Color. And maybe that would look better in Grayscale with 0% Color Saturation you can see in the background. Not a bad effect or maybe it would look better with more saturation. I actually like the 300%. Let's give that a click, very nice. Let's click anywhere off the slide to deselect the image and you can see how much easier it is to understand what you're doing with those color tools, thanks to the labeling, and a lot easier to apply with the live preview.

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Office 2013 New Features

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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 16m 49s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 57s
    2. Integrating with the cloud
      3m 42s
    3. Exploring Touch mode
      2m 53s
    4. Using the bookmark feature
      2m 18s
    5. Customizing the Ribbon with display options
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 44s
    1. Inserting online video
      4m 4s
    2. Editing PDF documents
      4m 58s
    3. Inserting and reading comments
      2m 55s
    4. Tracking changes and conversations
      2m 19s
    5. Using Read mode for longer documents
      4m 14s
    6. Using object zoom in Read mode
      1m 53s
    7. Exploring new templates in Word
      2m 47s
    8. Inserting objects with onscreen alignment guides
      4m 34s
  4. 28m 25s
    1. Filling empty cells using Flash Fill
      3m 38s
    2. Filtering records using a Timeline
      3m 11s
    3. Previewing with Quick Analysis
      4m 34s
    4. Using Chart Advisor recommendations
      2m 43s
    5. Finding errors and issues with Power view
      6m 16s
    6. Converting roman numerals into arabic numbers
      2m 42s
    7. Protecting data in a shared spreadsheet
      5m 21s
  5. 33m 36s
    1. Working with new templates
      3m 29s
    2. Exploring the new Presenter view
      3m 45s
    3. Using color adjustments
      2m 59s
    4. Inserting new charts
      8m 37s
    5. Positioning objects with various guides
      2m 50s
    6. Exploring new transition effects
      2m 55s
    7. Creating a custom shape
      4m 31s
    8. Playing an audio track across multiple slides
      4m 30s
  6. 7m 2s
    1. Exploring changes to the user interface
      3m 23s
    2. Exploring the new Access templates
      3m 39s
  7. 8m 48s
    1. Inserting online pictures into a publication
      3m 10s
    2. Using the scratch area for inserting images
      3m 30s
    3. Creating JPEGs with the Save for Photo Printing option
      2m 8s
  8. 18m 27s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 30s
    2. Changing views
      4m 8s
    3. Embedding files in a notebook
      3m 31s
    4. Linking notes to your Outlook calendar
      3m 57s
    5. Inserting a screenshot
      2m 21s
  9. 8m 8s
    1. Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks
      3m 35s
    2. Using the Weather bar
      1m 42s
    3. Connecting to social networks
      2m 51s
  10. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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