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Recoloring a Picture

You can recolor clip art and other objects to match the color scheme of your document. For example, if you use a flower clip art as your business logo, you can change shades of pink in the spring to shades of orange in the autumn. The Picture Recolor gallery (New!) provides a variety of different formatting combinations. You can also use a transparent background in your picture to avoid conflict between its background color and your document’s background. With a transparent background, the picture takes on the same background as your document.

Recolor a Picture

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the picture whose color you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Picture panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the Recolor button.
  • yellow-circle-05.gif Click one of the Color options.

    • Color Modes. Click an option to apply a color type:

      Grayscale. Converts colors into whites, blacks and shades of gray between black and white.

      Sepia. Converts colors into very light gold and yellow colors like a picture from the old west.

      Washout. Converts colors into whites and very light colors.

      Black and White. Converts colors into only white and black.

    • Dark and Light Variations. Click an option to apply an accent color in light or dark variations.
    • More Variations. Point to this option to select a specific color.

Set a Transparent Background

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the picture you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Picture panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the Transparent Color button.
  • yellow-circle-05.gif Move the pointer over the object until the pointer changes shape.
  • yellow-circle-06.gif Click the color you want to set as transparent.

  • yellow-circle-07.gif Move the pointer over the picture where you want to apply the transparent color, and then click to apply it.
  • yellow-circle-08.gif When you’re done, click outside the image.

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