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How Do I Add Artistic Effects to the Image in Microsoft® Word 2010

March 26, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to use a new picture editing feature in Microsoft® Word 2010

In Microsoft® Word 2010 a new picture editing feature was introduced. If you insert an image into the Word document, the new ribbon will open and you can choose from a selection of image customization tools. One of these is the Artistic Effect tool. This function is similar to the features you can find in a professional graphic application such as Adobe® Photoshop®. It adds image effects to make the image look more like a sketch or painting. Using the instructions below you will learn where to find this function in Microsoft® Word 2010.

Artistic Effects in Microsoft® Word 2010:

  1. Launch the Microsoft® Word application and open your document.
  2. Insert an image into the document and select it (click on it).
  3. You should be switched to the “Format” tab in the main navigation bar.
  4. Click on the “Artistic Effects” dropdown menu in the “Adjust” section. Select the effect you like.

Tips and Tricks:

  • If you hoover the mouse over the effects, you can see how each effect changes the image in the document.
  • You can easily insert a screen clip from Windows® into the application. To do so, follow the steps in the article that focuses on inserting screen clips of Windows® into a Microsoft® Word document.
  • You can easily insert a screen clip from Windows® into the application. To do so, follow the steps in the article that focuses on inserting screen clips of Windows® into a Microsoft® Word document.

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