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Recoloring a Picture

WD07S-3.2.4, EX07S-4.4.1, PP07S-3.4.2

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 Recolor Picture Quick Style gallery (New!) provides a variety of different formatting combinations. To quickly see if you like a Recolor Picture Quick Style, point to a thumbnail in the gallery to display a live preview (New!) 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_1.gif Click the picture whose color you want to change.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.

yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Recolor button.

yellow_circle_4.gif Click one of the Color options.

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

  • 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_1.gif Click the picture you want to change.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.

yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Recolor button, and then click Set Transparent Color.

yellow_circle_4.gif Move the pointer over the object until the pointer changes shape.

yellow_circle_5.gif Click the color you want to set as transparent.

yellow_circle_6.gif Move the pointer over the picture where you want to apply the transparent color, and then click to apply it.

yellow_circle_7.gif When you’re done, click outside the image.

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