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Applying Picture Effects


You can change the look of a picture by applying effects (New!), such as shadows, reflections, glow, soft edges, and 3-D rotations. You can also apply effects to a shape by using the Picture Effects gallery for quick results, or by using the Format Shape dialog box for custom results. From the Picture Effects gallery, you can apply a built-in combination of 3-D effects or individual effects to a picture. To quickly see if you like a picture effect, point to a thumbnail in the Picture Effects gallery to display a live preview (New!) of it. If you like it, you can apply it. If you no longer want to apply a picture effect to an object, you can remove it. Simply select the picture, point to the effect type on the Picture Effects gallery, and then select the No effect type option.

Add an Effect to a Picture

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 Picture Effects button, and then point to one of the following:

  • Preset to select No 3-D, one of the preset types, or More 3-D Settings.
  • Shadow to select No Shadow, one of the shadow types, or More Shadows.
  • Reflection to select No Reflection or one of the Reflection Variations.
  • Glow to select No Glow, one of the Glow Variations, or More Glow Colors.
  • Soft Edges to select No Soft Edges or a point size to determine the soft edge amount.
  • 3-D Rotation to select No Rotation, one of the rotation types, or More 3-D Settings.

When you point to an effect, a live preview (New!) of the style appears in the current shape.

yellow_circle_4.gif Click the effect you want from the gallery to apply it to the selected shape.

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