In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to insert images into a PowerPoint presentation, and shares some basic image manipulation techniques, such as resizing.
- [Instructor] Let's officially add an image to our presentation. The first thing I'm going to do is change the color of this font, so that we can see it a little bit better on the slide. I'll select the text box and choose a color. Now, I'll click to center align it, and I'll bring it down about halfway, so that it's aligned. While I'm dragging it, you'll notice that red lines have appeared horizontally and vertically. These are called smart guides. Smart guides will make suggestions when you're moving things around on the slide when you might wanna let go when it's aligned with other elements on the slide.
For example, right now, the two lines are telling me that it's properly aligned in the center, both horizontally and vertically. I'll let go, and now, let's insert an image. I'll change to the insert ribbon tab. We can insert shapes and icons. I'll be going over those later. You can also insert a 3D model. If you choose from an online source, you can choose a 3D model of things that already exist on the internet.
I'll click cancel here. You can insert a photo album and also a screenshot. A screenshot is fantastic if you're doing a training presentation and you need to mark up exactly what you're doing on the screen. You can choose from available windows that you might have open and you can also include a screen clipping. This will let you drag and drop directly from your screen into the presentation. In addition to a screenshot, a shape, or an icon, you can also insert an online picture.
This works in a similar manner from inserting a 3D model. From here, you can type in a word and do an online search from Bing to find just the right image for your presentation. You can also scroll down from some available categories to get you started. It is important to note that when you're doing an online search, that you respect to the author's copyright use for that image. Finally, you can insert an online image that you may already have on OneDrive and you can do that by clicking this blue link down at the bottom of the screen.
Once again, I'll click cancel. I'm going to insert a picture right from my PC. So, I'll click pictures and it opens up the browse dialog box on my computer. Right now, I can see large icons. If you don't, you can click more options here in the windows dialog box and change it from list or details to something that you can see clearly, like large icons. I'll choose my logo, click insert and it's going to put it right in the center of the slide.
The designer tab pops up and it does give me some great ideas. I'm going to close out of this because I wanna show you how to manually work with an image. You can move an image around by clicking and dragging it. For example, I'll move it a little bit further down. You can slide it around and smart guides will appear while you're dragging it. Something else that you might wanna do with an image is resize it. You can click and drag on a top diagonal corner and if you hold the shift key while you're doing it, it's going to keep the aspect ratio the same, so it doesn't stretch or skew the image.
I can move it around more on the slide and now that I have an image, when I select it, a new format ribbon tab appears. There's all sorts of things I can do with this picture, such as changing the style of it. I can click the down arrow to see more styles and if I hove my mouse over it, I'll get a preview of what it's going to look like directly on the slide itself. I can add a border, some picture effects such as shadows, and again, I can hover my mouse over it and see what it's going to look like.
I can add reflections, even 3D bevels to my image. All the way on the left hand side, I can even add artistic effects and color changes to the photo. If it's too dark or bright, I can do my own color correcting. For example, sharpening and softening it, or changing the brightness and contrast. We'll be going over some more of these features in later videos with some other aspects that we're using. In fact, this is my favorite chapter in this entire course because we're going to be going over some amazing effects and all by using tools built right into PowerPoint.
This is going to help us build modern, clean line presentations. The focus needs to be on your message while you're speaking. The presentation is there to help and to create a powerful visual to go along with your words. That's how important images are. Now that we have a nice title slide, we're ready to move on.
- Getting started quickly with PowerPoint
- Creating new presentations
- Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
- Changing slide layouts
- Inserting and formatting images and shapes
- Adding animation and transitions
- Sharing and collaborating on presentations
- Delivering the presentation
- Saving themes and templates
- Exporting presentations as video, PDF, or JPEG files