Apply an artistic effect to a picture

Applies to: Excel for Office 365, Word for Office 365, Outlook for Office 365, PowerPoint for Office 365, Excel 2019, Word 2019, Outlook 2019, PowerPoint 2019, Project Professional 2019, Excel 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Project Professional 2016, Excel 2013, Word 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Excel 2010, Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project Online Desktop Client, Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project Standard 2016, Project Standard 2019.

Once you add a photo, graphic, or picture, you have many ways to enhance the picture, such as backgrounds, shadows, and effects, to get your message across even better.

Adjust the brightness, contrast, or sharpness

1. Pick the picture.

2. Choose Picture Tools > Format and select Corrections.

3. Move your cursor over the options to preview them and pick the one you want.

For more info, see Change the brightness, contrast, or sharpness of a picture.

Apply Artistic Effects

1. Choose the picture.

2. Press Picture Tools > Format and click Artistic Effects.

3. Hover over the options to preview them and decide your preferred choice.

Note: You can create only one artistic effect in sequence to a picture, so employing a new artistic effect will replace the previously applied artistic effect.

Change the colour

1. Choose the picture.

2. Pick Picture Tools > Format and press Colour.

3. Hover over the options to preview them and confirm your ideal colour.

Apply Picture Effects

1. Choose the picture.

2. Press Picture Tools > Format and pick Picture Effects.

3. Decide the one you want: ShadowReflectionGlowSoft EdgesBevel, or 3-D Rotation.

For more info, see Remove a picture background.

Add a border

1.Pick the picture.

2. Choose Picture Tools > Format and click a border.

Compress the picture

1. Choose the picture.

2. Press Picture Tools > Format and click Compress Pictures.

  1. Decide the options you want and select OK.

For more info, see Reduce the file size of a picture.

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