Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Touching Up a Picture
Touching Up a Picture
Every picture can be a collaboration. You can do the following to make a
picture your own as well as the work of the original artist:
Softening and sharpening: Mute or polish a picture. See “Softening and
sharpening pictures,” later in this chapter.
Changing the brightness and contrast : Adjust a picture’s tone. See
“Correcting a picture’s brightness and contrast.”
Recoloring: Give your picture a brand-new set of colors or gray shades.
See “Recoloring a picture.”
Choosing an artistic effect: Take your picture for a walk on the wild
side. See “Choosing an artistic effect.”
Choosing a picture style: Present your picture in an oval fame,
softedged frame, or other type of frame. See “Selecting a picture style.”
Cropping: Cut out the parts of a picture that you don’t want. See
“Cropping off part of a picture.”
Removing picture areas: Keep the essentials of a picture and remove
the rest. See “Removing the background.”
If you regret experimenting with your picture and you want to start all over,
go to the (Picture Tools) Format tab and click the Reset Picture button.
Clicking this button restores a picture to its original condition.
Softening and sharpening pictures
Figure 3-4 shows the effects of the softening/sharpening settings. These
settings mute a picture or make it look more succinct. To soften or sharpen a
picture, select it and use one of these techniques:
On the (Picture Tools) Format tab, click the Corrections button and
choose a Sharpen and Soften option on the drop-down list.
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Open the Format Picture task pane and drag the Sharpness slider or
enter a negative or positive number in the text box. Negative numbers
soften the picture; positive numbers sharpen it. To open the Format
Picture task pane, click the Corrections button and choose Picture
Corrections Options on the drop-down list.
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