In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to crop images and photos to interesting shapes and create other sizes for great-looking slides.
- [Instructor] You can crop an image to a shape. Let's take a look at this slide, where I've just inserted two images. That's all I've done, but right now, these images are competing, they're both the same size. I'd like the focus to be this image on the left, but I still want the one on the right in the background in some way. So I'll crop this one on the right to a neat design. I'll select the image, change to the Format tab, click the down arrow next to Crop, all the way on the right-hand side, and now I'll choose Crop to Shape.
I'll choose an arrow. I'll find a nice one that's good for a tech company like Red 30, something like this chevron. My image gets cropped to that shape. It still looks a little busy, but what I can do now is select this image, click the circle, and stretch it all the way to the end to fill up this white space. Now that looks nice. This focus is clearly on this drone, but I still had my tech picture that I really liked in here.
You can also crop any aspect of a regular image. Let's quickly create a new slide, and I'll insert an image. I'll select one, choose Insert, and I'll close out of Design Ideas. In this particular picture, I only want the focus to be on the receiver, I don't want the drone in here at all.
I'll select the picture, still in the Format tab, I'll click the Crop button. Now I can click and drag from all sides on these black bars to make the image exactly how I want it. I'll click down and remove this top area. In fact, I can even slide this image around in the area that I've selected as the cropped region. I can grow it, I can shrink it, it's up to me.
When I'm done, I'll click the Crop button one more time, and now my image is cropped. From here, I can treat it just like any other image, that is, I can add effects, move it around, even resize it.
- 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