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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 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-circle-01.jpg Click the picture whose color you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the Color button.
  • yellow-circle-04.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-circle-01.jpg Click the picture you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the Color button, and then click Set Transparent Color.
  • yellow-circle-04.jpg Move the pointer over the object until the pointer changes shape.
  • yellow-circle-05.jpg Click the color you want to set as transparent.
  • yellow-circle-06.jpg Move the pointer over the picture where you want to apply the transparent color, and then click to apply it.
  • yellow-circle-07.jpg When you’re done, click outside the image.
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