There are many different ways that you can use to modify the properties of a digital image. Microsoft Word has great options that can let you do advanced adjustments to your digital images. In this video, author Richard Harrington walks you through how to stylize a digital image in Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Sometimes after you add an image to a slide, you might want to stylize it. Oftentimes, I find that when I put images onto a slide, I want to use them as a background. Or perhaps a title graphic. And giving them a consistent visual style can be useful. PowerPoint contains some filters that you can use to simplify or stylize an image as well as some advanced color controls that you can use to give it a consistent color cast or a tint. Let's explore them. If you decide to stylize an image in PowerPoint, there are a few options.
Simply select the photo that you want to work with and choose the format picture tools. Under artistic effects, you'll find several presets available. If you mouse over each, you'll see it apply to the image and give you an idea of what it's going to look like. In this case, there are several strokes and sketch type effects. Once you've chosen one, you can click to apply it. However, under artistic effects, you'll also find options.
This will open up a panel here and you'll see the ability to adjust. For example, I can change the pressure settings to change how the strokes look. In this case, a bit more pressure. And I can use the transparency settings to mix it back with the original color. If you ever change your mind, clicking reset will take it back to the default position. Using the browser here will make it easy for you to find other options to play with.
Remember each is going to look a bit different. And once you select it, it will apply. And you will find additional controls. Let's for example take the number of shades up here to 10, to the max value of six, and you'll see that it takes on a interesting cartoonish look. Let's try four and you see a little bit of difference. Besides this, you do also have different effects that you can apply for drop shadows, reflections, glows, and borders.
And you may recall, that with the image selected, you do have color controls. Using picture controls here, you can always take advantage of the recolor options. And this can take a photographic element and simplify it more down. In this case if you're trying to create a simplified graphic, using recolor is a great tool. Plus you can then combine that with a picture effect. Let's go back here and apply the artistic effect.
And you'll see that the two can work hand in hand together to give you a completely different look. Letting you take photographic content and make it look more like an illustration.
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