Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing images and applying effects, part of Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2010.
One of the most popular and best ways to add visual interest to the slides in your presentation here in PowerPoint is to use graphical elements, images, and the chart, for example, that we added in the previous movie to slide five here. While we're going to look at some additional tools you get now in PowerPoint 2010 that you did not get in PowerPoint 2007. Beginning with slide five, the chart that we just added. If you skip to this movie and open up no obstacles PowerPoint four then you'll have what I have.
We can now go into a chart like this and edit individual elements. For example, if I click the pie itself, you can see the slices are selected. If I click the legend down below, I can do things with it. If I double click something, I can get to the properties. So in this case, because I double clicked the chart title, I can do things with it. I'm going to click Close and just click inside, and take out sales and add clicks. There we go. And when I'm done, I click outside, in the background.
There we go. Simple as that. So that's one nice thing that we can do, similar to what we do in Excel 2010. Let's go to slide six. That's the one we duplicated, we don't need it. We'll just right click the thumbnail over here on the left and delete that slide. Now we're ready to move onto images. So let's go to slide four, where we do have a couple of images. Inserting images here in PowerPoint 2010 is done the exact same way that you did in PowerPoint 2007. From the insert menu, you can insert pictures. There's that new one, though.
Screenshots if you wanted to. Or we can go to existing images that have already been inserted and check out some of the new tools for editing. When we select an image, like our runner here, you'll notice we get format, picture tools showing up on the ribbon by default. Click format and you'll see some of the things we can do like picture styles, there's more to choose from now. But over here on the left, you're going to see the icons have changed a little bit. Some of them are bigger. Like corrections for brightness and color. There's a new one, artistic effects.
And the ability to remove the background. Let's start with that, Remove Background. We'll give it a click. You can see what happens inside our image. We have an area that's been preselected for us to be kept. And if we want to, we can change what's going to be kept and remove the rest. But we do have some writing in here, a logo. So, let's go to discard all changes. And before we remove the background, we might want to crop it. Now we do have the cropping tool up here on the right-hand side and options for sizing.
But notice when you right click an image now, you also get those options up here. Just above the pop up menu. There's the cropping tool right there. Let's give it a click. All right, we'll crop out the writing and we'll crop out by dragging the left handle there all the way past the logo. Maybe that's all we want to keep. So in that case, we can now go up to the ribbon. Click the Crop drop down, and click Crop. There we go. So, it's all cropped up now, we can resize it.
This is our new image. Size it similar to the other using some of those guidelines to help us line things up. Now, we're ready to remove the background. Let's go to Remove Background. Notice the rest of the image kind of shows up in the background there. But, now we're focused on the runner. And we're kind of missing his sneakers, anything in purple is going to be removed. There we go, we're getting more of the sneakers. Drag it down past the hands and the feet. And if there's anything that we want to add or remove, notice that we have mark areas to remove and mark areas to keep.
I'm going to mark an area to remove that's kind of getting added in here, this little black area, and you might need to click it once or twice. And once you have exactly what you want this time, we'll click Keep Changes and there's our runner. And we removed the background and we're left with our runner, which is a totally different look for this slide. Now we can also make enhancements. Let's go to the other photo here, of our mountain climber/skier. With that selected, let's check out the artistic effects you now have.
Notice you can hover over these to get a real time preview. There's marker for example. There's pencil in grey scale. That's a totally different looking image. Other options you can just hover over them until you find one that you like. Now there is writing in this, so we have to keep that in mind when we select one of these, are we still going to be able to read what's there. Film grain does work. Try a couple others. Criss cross etching. That's kind of cool. Lots of neat ones here. I'm going to go with photocopy. Give it a click. There we go. Click in the background to deselect to see the end result clearly.
Look at that. Some new features here when working with images. Allowing us to remove backgrounds and add artistic effects.
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