Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting Pictures and Adding Effects
Inserting Pictures and Adding Effects
The Bird Migration presentation consists of four slides that have some text, a clip art
image, a formatted background, and a transition applied to all slides. You will insert pic-
tures into two slides and then modify them by adding artistic effects and recoloring. You
also will copy the clip art from Slide 2 to Slide 1 and modify the objects in this clip. In
Chapter 2, you inserted pictures, made corrections, and added styles and effects; the new
effects you apply in this chapter will add to your repertoire of picture enhancements that
increase interest in your presentation.
In the following pages, you will perform these tasks:
1. Insert the i rst digital picture into Slide 1.
2. Insert the second digital picture into Slide 3.
3. Recolor the Slide 3 picture.
4. Recolor and add an artistic effect to the Slide 1 picture.
5. Add an artistic effect to the Slide 3 picture.
6. Send the Slide 3 picture back behind all other slide objects.
7. Send the Slide 1 picture back behind all other slide objects.
For an introduction
to Ofi ce 2010 and
how to perform
basic tasks in Ofi ce
2010 programs, read
the Ofi ce 2010 and
Windows 7 chapter
at the beginning of
this topic, where you
can learn how to
start a program, use
the Ribbon, save a
i le, open a i le, quit
a program, use Help,
and much more.
To Insert and Resize Pictures into Slides
without Content Placeholders
Inserting Text Boxes
If you want to add text in
an area of the slide where
a content placeholder is
not located, you can insert
a text box. This object
allows you to emphasize
or set off text that you
consider important for your
audience to read. To create
a text box, click the Text
Box button (Insert tab | Text
group), click the slide, and
then drag this object to
the desired location on the
slide. Click inside the text
box to add or paste text.
You also can change the
look and style of the text
box characters by using
formatting features (Home
tab | Font group).
The next step is to insert digital pictures into Slides 1 and 3. These pictures are
available on the Data Files for Students. See the inside back cover of this topic for instruc-
tions on downloading the Data Files for Students, or contact your instructor for informa-
tion about accessing the required i les.
The following steps insert pictures into Slides 1 and 3.
With Slide 1 displaying and your USB l ash drive connected to one of the computer’s USB
ports, click Insert on the Ribbon to display the Insert tab and then click the Picture button
(Insert tab | Images group) to display the Insert Picture dialog box.
If necessary, navigate to the picture location (in this case, the PowerPoint folder in the
CIS 101 folder [or your class folder] on the USB l ash drive). For a detailed example of
this procedure, refer to Steps 3a–3c on pages OFF 28 and OFF 29 in the Ofi ce 2010 and
Windows 7 chapter at the beginning of this topic.
Click Birds in Sky to select the i le.
Click the Insert button (Insert Picture dialog box) to insert the picture into Slide 1.
Resize the picture so that it covers the entire slide (approximately 7.5” 3 10”).
Display Slide 3, display the Insert tab, click the Picture button to display the Insert Picture
dialog box, and then insert the Bird Rel ect picture into Slide 3.
Resize the picture so that it covers the entire slide (approximately 7.5” 3 10”) (Figure 3 –2).
How do I resize the picture so that it maintains its proportions?
Press and hold the SHIFT key while dragging a sizing handle away from or toward the
center of the picture. To maintain the picture’s proportions and keep its center in the same
location, press and hold down both the CTRL and SHIFT keys while you drag a sizing handle.