Learn about Fonts in PowerPoint and explore various options to insert pictures in PowerPoint 2013.
We bring you two inspired options for Thanksgiving. The first is a self-contained Thanksgiving PowerPoint Kit that provides everything you need to create picture slides in PowerPoint. We also bring you Thanksgiving Clip Arts for PowerPoint. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about Picture Corrections, Changing Pictures, Artistic Effects, Changing Colors of Pictures, and how you can Reset Pictures. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
Once a picture is inserted within PowerPoint, any manipulations you make to that picture are strictly only on the surface. The appearance of the picture changes on the slide, but the unaltered picture is stored within your PowerPoint presentation. Essentially that's good because if you make many changes to a picture -- and then regret experimenting -- then you can just reset your picture rather than starting all over again! There's one caveat though -- the option to reset any picture back to its original form works only if you have not run any compression options for pictures within your presentation.
Working with pictures in PowerPoint 2013 can be so much fun and fulfilling at the same time. One of the coolest options is to recolor the hue of your entire picture so that it looks almost like a duotone picture. You have already learned how to apply corrections to your inserted pictures, and this Color option can help you do more with your pictures. Be aware though that this Color option does not work like a coloring book; rather it changes the overall hue color of the entire picture, saturates color values, change the overall color tone, and do more.
PowerPoint is a slide program but that doesn't mean that it does not have some cool picture editing tricks up its sleeve. When we say "cool", we certainly do not mean just inserting a picture, or even the fact that you can apply corrections or recolor hues. PowerPoint 2013 provides around 23 filters as part of its Artistic Effects options. Some of these filters (effects) can make your pictures look like paintings or sketches, and others can change the texture of your pictures.
The foundations of design are to be found in various concepts, and Color is one of the most important of those concepts. We look at Color from the perspective of a PowerPoint user, and bring you tutorials on the RGB and HSL color models. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about inserting pictures from Facebook and OneDrive, inserting screenshots, recoloring picture backgrounds, and adjusting picture options. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
Imagine you have inserted a picture in PowerPoint 2013, and then you applied various picture editing options to enhance its appearance. For example, you may have added a border, applied some Picture Effects, etc. Probably, you then added both Fade and Zoom animations, synced them to happen together, and also timed the animations to occur at a particular speed. You may find yourself often doing these same tasks: adding all sorts of picture edits and animating them. And then you realize that you have a better picture, or your boss asked you to change the existing picture to another one, but with all the same effects and animations!
A picture needs to be corrected when it's appearance is too dark or too bright. You can end up with pictures that need correction if the lighting was not proper when you clicked the original picture. Additionally, you may also want to make some tonal changes to a picture so that it stands apart. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make corrections to inserted pictures regarding their brightness, sharpness, softness, and contrast values; all from within PowerPoint 2013 without having to use an external program.
After a picture is inserted on your PowerPoint slide, you might want to make adjustments to the picture itself so that it looks distinctive and focused. You can change a picture's look by resizing, cropping, changing color values, adjusting saturation, or by applying artistic effects. In this tutorial, we'll explore the options available within PowerPoint 2013 to make these picture adjustments. Later, in subsequent tutorials of this series, you will learn more about the individual options we discuss in this tutorial.
One of the worst things that you can do to your PowerPoint presentation is to add a busy, multi-colored picture background to your slides. However, people do that all the time and in the process, they compromise the subtlety and contrast of any content on their slides. So why do they do so? Most of them look at the picture in isolation to the entire picture. As a picture, their chosen content may appear awesome. However, place the same picture as a backdrop for text, charts, shapes, or other slide objects, and you will realize that this just doesn't work. Fortunately, you can make the visual noise in any picture more subtle by recoloring them within PowerPoint.
By its very nature, PowerPoint is an application that takes content of different types and arranges them all together coherently within a slide. Such content often includes text, pictures, charts, multimedia, and other types. Additionally, since many people use PowerPoint for training programs, you will find many slides that contain screenshots of computer program interfaces. Typically, you capture these screenshots in another program and then insert that screenshot like a regular picture within PowerPoint 2013. Many users do not realize that you can add a screenshot from within PowerPoint without the need for another program.
Techsmith's new Camtasia 9 is an amazing upgrade, and who can explain the new features better than the people who create this program. Jake Pechtel is the Strategy Lead for Camtasia, and he explains how these features can make a huge difference. We also feature Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint. He talks about VideoPoint, their new add-in that lets you show videocam content within your PowerPoint slides. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about changing shapes. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about the difference between inserting and linking pictures, online pictures, and adding pictures from Bing and Flickr. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
PowerPoint 2013 enables you to insert online pictures in more than one way, and explored these various options in our Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial. This is the last tutorial of this series, and you will learn how you can use the Facebook option to insert pictures which are uploaded within your Facebook account, straight into PowerPoint 2013.
Our next option within the Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 series of tutorials is exploring how you can insert pictures from your OneDrive account. Note that you must have some pictures already uploaded to your OneDrive folders for working with this tutorial. Luckily with OneDrive's camera upload options for all phone platforms, most of us possibly already have tons of pictures in our OneDrive folders. In addition, you will also have to first sign in with your Microsoft account into OneDrive.
There are many, many options as far as inserting pictures from online sources within PowerPoint are concerned. Other than the Bing Image Search options, you can also access Flickr. Flickr is probably the greatest online resource of pictures uploaded by photographers and enthusiasts all over the world. However, unlike with the Bing option, PowerPoint does not allow you to insert Creative Commons licensed pictures from Flickr. You are only allowed to download and insert pictures from your own Flickr photostream. Needless to add therefore, you will need to have an active Flickr account with photos available to use this feature.
Kurt Dupont, based out of Belgium heads PresentationPoint, a company that creates several amazing PowerPoint add-ins. After his Computer Science studies, Kurt started with Andersen Consulting (Accenture nowadays) in Brussels. After three years he moved to the Brussels Airport Terminal Company that runs the Brussels airport - this last placement inspired the start-up of Take-off (now known as PresentationPoint) in 1998. In this conversation, Kurt discusses VideoPoint, a PowerPoint add-in that displays your webcam output directly on a slide.
Now that inserting a picture from Office.com Clip Art is no longer an option, you can opt for the Bing option, which does provide Creative Common pictures. The Bing option shows picture search results directly within PowerPoint.
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