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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 Color Picture Quick Style gallery (New!) provides a variety of different recolor formatting combinations. To quickly see if you like a Color Picture Quick Style, point to a thumbnail in the gallery to display a live preview of it in the selected shape. If you like it, you can apply it. 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-circle1.jpg Click the picture whose color you want to change.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the Color button.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Click one of the Color options.
    • Recolor. Click an option to apply a color type:

      • No Recolor. Click this option to remove a previous recolor.

      • 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.

    • Color Saturation or Color Tone. Click an option to apply a color saturation or tone based on the recolor selection.

    • More Variations. Point to this option to select a specific color.

    • Picture Color Options. Click this option to set custom recolor options by percentage.

Set a Transparent Background

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Click the picture you want to change.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the Color button, and then click Set Transparent Color.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Move the pointer over the object until the pointer changes shape.
  • yellow-circle5.jpg Click the color you want to set as transparent.
  • yellow-circle6.jpg Move the pointer over the picture where you want to apply the transparent color, and then click to apply it.
  • yellow-circle7.jpg When you’re done, click outside the image.
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