Advanced PowerPoint: Editing Images

January 5, 2020 posted by

Let’s look at some examples of image editing
within PowerPoint to create interesting visual effects. Adding motion draws attention to your images. Try expanding an image across blocks of color
and be creative with bullet points. Removing the background of an image gives
you more flexibility on where to place it on a slide. Create a mask to cover up an image and then
create transparent windows to view specific parts of the image. This works with video clips as well. Using layers can create a 3D effect. Desaturate an image while leaving the focal
point in color. You can even freeze a video except for the
focal point. Let’s look at how easy it is to duplicate
an image, desaturate it, crop it, and remove the background. Within PowerPoint, insert a picture. Grab the handles and resize as preferred. With the picture selected, select Ctrl +D
to duplicate or copy and paste. To desaturate, from the Picture Tools format
tab, select Color and choose 0% saturation. For correct layering, send this picture to the back. With the color picture selected, crop the
area that you want to keep. We’ll highlight the lemon half. Don’t forget to compress the remaining picture
to reduce file size. To remove the background, with the crop picture
selected, select Remove Background. The area in purple will be removed. Adjust that area by dragging the handles as needed. Select Keep Changes when ready. There you go – a nice effect. To learn more, register for our Advanced PowerPoint
Level 2 workshop at

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