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Modifying Pictures

After you insert clip art or a picture, you can use the Picture toolbar to modify it. You can crop, or cut out, a section of the image. Cropping hides areas within a picture without eliminating them from the picture file. You can also add a border around a picture and change the picture's default colors to grayscale, black and white, or washout. Washout is a grayscale or pale hue version of an image that appears in the background of a page.

Crop a Picture

Click the picture or clip art image.

Click the Crop button on the Picture toolbar.

Drag the sizing handles until the borders surround the area you want to crop.

Did You Know?

You can reset a picture to original settings. Select the image, and then click the Reset Picture button on the Picture toolbar.

You can set an image color to transparent. Select the image, and then click the Set Transparent Color button on the Picture toolbar.


Add a Border Around a Picture

Click the picture or clip art image.

Click the Line Style button on the Picture toolbar.

Click the line style you want as a border around the picture.

Choose a Color Type

Click the object whose color type you want to change.

Click the Color button on the Picture toolbar.

Click one of the Color options:

  • Automatic (default coloring)

  • Grayscale (whites, blacks, and grays)

  • Black & White (white and black)

  • Washout (whites and very light colors)

Did You Know?

You can change an image's brightness and contrast. Select the image, and then click the More Brightness or Less Brightness button on the Picture toolbar, or click the More Contrast or Less Contrast button on the Picture toolbar to achieve the desired effect.


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