Microsoft Word 2010
Once you have inserted an image (photo, picture, clip art), you can easily
add formatting effects to enhance its appearance.
- Insert the image, picture, clip art, etc. Refer to the Inserting
Images article for more information.
- Double-click on the image you wish to format. Notice that a new menu item
(Format) and ribbon appears with choices specific to pictures. It's play time!
- Remove Background - Click on the Remove Background button to remove background sections from an image. Once selected choose the Mark Areas to keep button to select the 'good' part of the image then choose Keep changes to apply.
- Corrections - Click on the Corrections button to edit the brightness and hue of the image. Choose Picture Corrections options (bottom of popup window for even more options).
- Color - Click on the Color button to edit the colour, variations, and transparency of the image.
- Artistic Effects - Click on the Artistic Effects button to view and apply a variety of effects to the image.
- Compress Pictures - Click on the Compress Pictures button to reduce the size
of the images within your document. Refer to the Compressing
Images article for more information about the options available for
- Change Picture - Click on the Change Picture button to replace the current
image with another from an image file, i.e. photo or image located on your
- Reset Picture - If you've been a little too creative with the options
so far, click on Reset Picture to return the image to its original settings.
- Picture Styles (very cool) - Rest your mouse on one of the picture
styles to see a preview of the effect. Click on the style to apply it.
- Picture Border - Click on Picture Border to select a border color
- Picture Shapes - Click on Picture Shapes to select a shape to insert
your picture into.
- Picture Effects - Too many to mention! Click on Picture Effects
then on an effect type to view the choices available within that category.
Click on an effect to apply it.
- Bring Forward and Send Backward - If you have overlapped objects, use these buttons to send the selected objects back or forward, relative to other objects.
- Selection Pane - If you are having difficulty selecting objects in your document, use the select pane to select objects.
- Align and Group - The choices available within these lists depend
on whether you have selected an image or several drawing objects. Refer
to the Drawing Shapes article for more
- Rotate - Click on Rotate to view rotation options. Note: you can
also drag green handle above the shape to control rotation.
- Crop - Click on the Crop button to remove edges of the picture.
Drag the black handles in to remove edges of the image.
- Size - Select Size to adjust the size of the image. Refer to the
Sizing Images article for more information.