Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Reusing an effect, part of PowerPoint: Using Photos and Video Effectively for Great Presentations.
As you stylize images, you may find yourself wanting to reuse them. There's a couple of ways of pulling this off, using presets or the Replace command. Let's, for example, select this last slide, and I'll modify the photo a bit. Using the Format command, I could apply some picture styles. You'll note the ability to add borders, et cetera, as well as things like drop shadows. You can browse these very easily. If you find something that you like, remember everything can still be modified within.
For example, we can apply picture corrections, or I can take advantage of some of the artistic effects as well, and stylize that image just a bit. Remember, everything you apply can be tweaked. Let's say I want to replace this with a new image. Well, there's a couple of options. With the photo itself selected, you could right-click and choose Change Picture. This allows you to now browse and find content. You can choose to pull something off your local computer, or using any of the other techniques you learned before.
By browsing, and in this case, navigating to my exercise files, I could swap this photo out. And when I choose it and click insert, you'll see that it updated. Now in this case, the effect in the rotation was applied, but the filter was not. And so, as you work, you may find yourself not necessarily carrying everything forward. But all of those things can be swapped back in with a quick click. I often find it easier to duplicate a slide first, right-click on the slide and duplicate it.
Then, on the copy, use the Replace command. Change Picture, you can now navigate to a replacement and update it. And then simply reference what effects were previously applied, select the image, and, under the format command, you can look and see what's in use, if you've had any filters or other things applied. Then, using that for reference, you can come back and repeat the steps as needed, to give you similar results. Remember as well, all of these things can be tweaked, using some of the format options.
So, when you format the picture, if you decide you want to tweak that overall effect, you can do so. That looks better.
- Working with photos
- Using the Photo Browser
- Adjusting images in PowerPoint
- Cropping and masking
- Building a slideshow
- Inserting video
- Prepping images and video for PowerPoint
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Working with Photos
2. Browsing Media
3. Inserting Images Manually
4. Adjusting Images in PowerPoint
5. Masking Photos
6. Working with Transparency
7. Creating Photo-Based Layouts
8. Inserting Video Files
9. Prepping Images and Video Outside of PowerPoint
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