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Advanced Picture Fill Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn how to use advanced picture fill options in PowerPoint 2010.

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8

Date Created: January 21st 2011
Last Updated: January 21st 2011

This page is a continuation of the tutorial where I showed you how you could add picture fills to shapes in PowerPoint 2010. In this we'll just cover more advanced options for picture fills in PowerPoint 2010.

Before you start, I am assuming you already have a shape filled with a picture. Then right-click the shape, and choose the Format Picture option. This opens the Format Picture dialog box, as shown in Figure 1 -- within the dialog box choose the Fill tab, and you'll see something similar to Figure 1.

Format Picture dialog box in PowerPoint
Figure 1: Format Picture dialog box

You'll find plenty of fill options within the Format Picture dialog box, but for this tutorial we'll only cover the options which work for picture fills, highlighted in red within Figure 2.

Stretch options in the Format Picture dialog box
Figure 2: Stretch options in the Format Picture dialog box

Make sure that the Picture or texture fill radio button is selected -- this indicates your selected shape uses this fill type. Thereafter, glance at the Stretch options in lower half of this dialog box. All the options in this area are explained below:

  1. Offsets: There are four (left, right, top, and bottom) offset adjustments in percentage values that enable you to adjust the picture edges along the shape edges. Tweak as required -- if you don't like the results, you can set all these offset values back to their default 0% values.

  2. Transparency: Use the slider to reduce (or increase) the transparency of the shape's picture fill.

  3. Rotate with shape: If this checkbox is selected, you set the picture fill to rotate in sync with the shape's rotation value.

See Also:

Advanced Picture Fill Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Advanced Picture Fill Options in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows


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