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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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