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Chapter 15. Drawing in Word > Adding Depth to Your Graphics - Pg. 448

Drawing in Word 448 Figure 15.18. Using a pattern to add drama. Inserting Pictures in Your Shapes Thus far, you've learned how to make your shapes more attractive using gradients, textures, and patterns. When even these options aren't sufficient, Word also allows you to insert pictures in shapes. To insert a picture into a shape 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Select the shape. Click the down arrow on the Fill Color button and choose Fill Effects. Click Picture to display the Picture tab of the Fill Effects dialog box. Click Select Picture. The Select Picture dialog box opens. Browse to and select the picture you want. Click Insert and click OK. The picture appears in your document. Adding Depth to Your Graphics Word 2002 includes two effective tools to make your graphics appear to leap off the page. First, any drawing object--including lines, free-form drawings, or clip art--can cast a shadow, in almost any direction and any color. Shadows help separate a graphic from its background on the page. Second, you can apply 3D effects to drawing objects. Both tools are available through the Drawing toolbar. Caution You can't apply shadowing and 3D to the same object. If you apply a shadow effect to an object formatted as 3D, the shadow replaces twothe 3D effect. Using Shadowing You can instantly add a 50-percent gray drop-shadow to the border of a line or shape. The shadow appears on any side of an object, appears on top of the object, or surrounds the object like a picture frame. To add a drop-shadow, first select the object you want to shadow. Next, click the Shadow button on the Drawing toolbar and choose from among the 20 preset shadows displayed in Figure 15.19. To adjust the shadow's position and color, select Shadow Settings. The Shadow Settings toolbar appears; there, you can select the settings you want.