Learn how to adjust photographic images for brightness, contrast, color, and cropping, and manipulate images for alignment, text wrapping, borders, fills, and more.
- [Narrator] When you decide to add graphical images to a document here in Word in Office 365, there are a number of things you can do with those images after the fact to make them really stand out, or to adjust them so they look correct. That's what we're going to explore in this movie with our Tech Connect document we've been building -- Tech Connect 0703, if you're catching up. We're at the top of page one. Let's go to our Red30Cares image that we've brought in. Let's size it down maybe a little bit, and if we can, just move it in ever so slightly.
With it selected you'll notice there is Picture Tools now appearing above the ribbon, and a format tab. Click Format and check out some of the Picture Styles we have -- click the drop down -- quite a few. This is simply going to add some of the Picture Effects you can add manually yourself, but they're grouped together, like shadows and bevels and so on. So if we go to the first one, we see what it would look like with that particular, Simple Frame in white. Go to the next one, and the next. As you hover over these, you get a nice little preview of what they're going to look like.
You can even add Perspective and Shadows, for example. Tilt them, that's kind of cool right there. Turn it into an oval, well that kind of cuts things off. So you gotta be careful about what you choose, but eventually you might find one that works like this Relaxed Perspective in white. I'll give it a click. You can see that it's applied to the image, click in the background to deselect. Kind of neat. Now we're going to go down to this image image that's actually a photograph. Typically, with photographs if there's any adjusting to do with brightness, contrast, sharpness, for example, you would need separate software to work with the photo before bringing it in.
But you can adjust many of these things right here in Word. Just select the photo, and you'll notice under Picture Tools the Format tab is back. Click there, and we'll go over to the Adjust section. And just remember with Office 365, updates happen all the time and your user interface might look different from mine. In fact, you might have more options than I had at the time of this recording. For Corrections, click that drop down to see some Sharpening and Softening options, and as you hover over these, you actually see a real-time preview happening in the background with you file.
That's a sharper looking image. We can go to something a little softer. And when you see what you like, all you do is click to apply that adjustment. Now, with larger files it can take a moment. Go back to Corrections; if you're not happy with the Brightness and Contrast, you can see there are a number of different options to choose from here as well. And again -- you can hover over these to see a real-time preview in the background, what that's going to look like... Some lighter ones, some darker ones, more brightness, less brightness, more contrast, et cetera.
And as you hover over these you actually see the percent that's being used -- normal, being right in the middle. I think it's pretty good as-is, so we'll click Normal. The other thing you can do is add some artistic effects. Clicking here will allow you to do some cool things. As you hover over these again you're going to see what happens. First of all, you'll see what it is, the effect you're going to be applying. And eventually, it shows up in the background, like Marker. This one down here looks like it's pixelated, for example. There're Screen Door effects, Ripples, and so on.
So as you hover over these you get to see them -- there's the Light Screen. And if you like that, simply click to select it and it's applied to your image. If you don't like it, once it's been applied of course you can always go up to the Undo button on the Quick Access Toolbar up here, to Undo that. Let's go ahead and click that to Undo. I think our image is looking the way we want, we'll click on the background to deselect. So when you are working with graphical images remember there's a number of enhancements and correcting options right into Microsoft Word here in Office 365, you don't need separate software to make those adjustments.
- Opening, closing, and reading documents
- Formatting text, pages, and paragraphs
- Adjusting line spacing and page breaks
- Adding headers, footers, and page numbers
- Applying styles to documents
- Creating bulleted and numbered lists
- Illustrating documents
- Proofing and printing documents
- Collaborating on documents in the cloud