PowerPoint Tutorials: Working with Pictures (Page 186)
Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on working with Picture editing options, followed by PowerPoint conversations.
Similar to how you apply Shape Styles to your shapes on your slide, PowerPoint enables you to apply Picture Styles to your inserted pictures. With a single click, Picture Styles can transform a simple looking picture to something that's more highlighted and distinct. Note that unlike Shape Styles, Picture Styles are not Theme specific. They just transform your picture to make it look stylish by applying a border, or 3-D effect, or by changing the frame shape, etc.
We have already shown you how you can apply picture fills as slide backgrounds -- all the picture format options which can be applied on a picture also works for a picture background. Unfortunately, once you apply Office 2013's Service Pack 1, many of the picture format options for picture backgrounds stop working. Until future updates restore the options back, you can follow the workaround explained on this page -- all within PowerPoint 2013.
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AKVIS Pastel is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in that converts your pictures into pastel art. Once you apply the effect, you can adjust the effect parameters to control the output as desired. Additionally, the advanced brush tools help you to refine the result and you can also apply the pastel painting to any surface such as: sanded paper, MDF board, brick wall, etc. Add a signature, a title, or a greeting to personalize your artwork. The add-in provides the batch processing option which saves lot of time if working on multiple pictures.
Although using pictures enhances the look of your presentation, it can also phenomenally increase the size of your presentation file. By default, PowerPoint simply copies your inserted pictures into your presentation leaving the size and format largely unchanged. The Compress feature for pictures offers an image compression utility that reduces the size of all inserted pictures in the presentation in a single step.
Any manipulations you make to inserted pictures in PowerPoint are strictly only on the surface. The appearance of the picture changes on the slide, but the unaltered picture is still there within your PowerPoint file. Essentially that's good because if you make many changes to a picture and then regret experimenting, you can just reset your picture rather than deleting and inserting it again!
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Whichever slide objects you place on your PowerPoint slide, their position and alignment matters a lot -- be it shapes or even the many inserted pictures. In some cases, a haphazard arrangement of pictures may work -- but most of the time you will have to align objects in a proper way on your slide. Even before you align pictures, you should explore whether all pictures are the same size or not.
PowerPoint provides various picture enhancement options such as: Picture Adjustments, Picture Styles, Picture Effects, and Picture Borders. Beyond these options, there are some very significant yet basic picture editing options that you should consider -- these include learning how you can Resize, Rotate, and Flip pictures. All of these options help you to enhance the look of your inserted pictures.
After inserting pictures within your PowerPoint slide, you may want to change the appearance of the picture. Picture Styles are based on PowerPoint's Picture Effects capabilities and add some effects with a click. Most of the time, this means that a single Picture Style adds a reflection, a glow, and a border to your picture. However, you can also apply any of these effects individually to your pictures. In all, PowerPoint provides 6 effects: shadow, reflection, glow, soft edges, bevel, and 3-D rotation.
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The Picture Border option in PowerPoint adds a simple outline or even a beautiful frame to your pictures. Once you insert a picture on your slide, you may want to apply various adjust picture options. Additionally, you can also apply the preset Picture Styles available. In this tutorial we'll explore how to add Borders to the inserted pictures in PowerPoint 2013.
Here's the new, fifth set of animated Gears you can use within your slides - we call this one Even More Gears! Like the earlier series, these come in both animated and non-animated versions. The time-consuming process of using Gears and animating them in PowerPoint is now made easy again. Watch the video on this page and explore how the gears animate perfectly all the time.
While making a visually strong PowerPoint presentation you can add shapes and pictures to it. You can also fill your shapes with pictures - maybe sometimes you end up with not so desirable results. Primarily, you'll find that PowerPoint insists on filling the entire picture within the shape - in the process, the picture itself may appear distorted. Fortunately, regaining this lost proportion is an easy option, as you will learn in this tutorial.
While you can do conventional cropping within PowerPoint 2013, you can also opt to forego the typical rectangular constraints, and use another shape to crop instead. This tutorial explains the Crop to Shape option that lets you choose non-rectangular cropping shapes for your pictures -- the results tend to look like a picture has been contained within a shape.
After inserting a picture in your slide, you should first consider if the picture you have used complements the message of your presentation and slide. Even if it is relevant, you should consider making it more pertinent by removing the areas that may be not required -- in other words, you must ponder and decide whether you want to use PowerPoint's Crop options. Cropping an area removes extraneous areas, and lets you add focus to the areas of the picture that are appropriate to the topic of your presentation.
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