Cropping images in Microsoft PowerPoint

Sometimes you may happen to be in suck kind of very common situation when you would like to have your images cropped in order to look better and more suitable within your PowerPoint presentation. Every time when you edit them and apply various additional effects in the Pictures tool you are also able to crop them cutting off the unnecessary parts. In general, to crop a picture means to remove or disguise some particular parts by moving the borders of the picture vertically and horizontally. Diagonal cropping is not allowed. However, the Microsoft PowerPoint program has been updated, and its latest version allows its users to crop pictures not only vertically and horizontally, but also to a particular geometric shape.

Applying effects to pictures and shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint

Every time when you insert pictures, vector shapes and other graphical objects into your PowerPoint presentation you always try to do your best in order to make it much more informative and interesting for your future audience. Pictures and shapes, in their turn, can be exposed to various artistic effects. These numerous and stunning effects will help in the creating process of the unique style of your PowerPoint slides. In the Microsoft PowerPoint program, especially in the latest edition of 2010, there is a great variety of various tools for picture editing.

Working with Fills in Microsoft PowerPoint

The fills represent a very useful option of the Microsoft PowerPoint program, which makes the working process with this program much more creative and exciting. Even in the outdated editions of PowerPoint there are wide variety of various fills for slides and shapes. Working with the program you can apply different fill styles to the PowerPoint slide backgrounds or graphical objects. If you are not satisfied with the range of fills which have been included in your PowerPoint version then it is possible to download original fills from the Internet or create your own fills.

Lines and Contours in Microsoft PowerPoint

In the Tutorial 5 we have already clearly described the most important principals of using the Shape tool and named different shapes in PowerPoint application. In this PowerPoint Tutorial we are going to draw your attention to the lines in PowerPoint. Actually there are two different types of lines - those which make up open shapes and those which make up close shapes. The latter can also be called contours, or alternatively you can call it outlines. Each shape has its own contours. So you should do the bitmaps. If you would like to create your own style of ppt presentation you can make your own inserted images much more stunning and original simply by modifying their contours. Such kind of modifications can be applied to vector and raster images, to various charts and diagrams, to text boxes and tables.

Working with the Shapes tool in Microsoft PowerPoint

Sometimes while creating a PowerPoint presentation you need to use various geometric shapes for some particular purposes. You may use them in order to demonstrate particular or specific information in a schematic form or just to decorate your ppt slide. This wonderful tool is very useful when your main aim is to create a showy and informative PowerPoint presentation. If your personal computer supports the latest version of PowerPoint program, you are able even to download 3-D shapes. Several stunning effects can be applied to these shapes. The variety of shapes is very wide. In the Microsoft PowerPoint program there are several different groups of shapes. Here they are: Lines, Rectangles, Basic Shapes, Block Arrows, Equation Shapes, Flowchart, Stars and Banners Callouts and Action Buttons. The principals of work with different shapes are similar.

Working with vector images in Microsoft PowerPoint

In this tutorial we are going to define the main differences between the types of graphics, their advantages and disadvantages and make out some operations with vector images. There are two main types of computer graphics - raster (or bitmapped) graphics and vector graphics. In Tutorial 3 some differences between them have already been stated. The vector images have the EMF format, while the bitmaps are usually of JPEG, TIFF, GIF or BMP format.

Inserting vector graphics into Microsoft PowerPoint

The vector graphics is a type of the computer graphics which is based on using primitive geometrical figures such as lines, curves and points to make up various images. In other words, the vector graphics means images made up of vectors. The vector images may vary from simple (for instance, rectangles, triangles, stars and other geometrical shapes) to very complicated. Any picture made up by means of the vector graphics can be used as a background of your PowerPoint presentation. To be inserted into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation your Image should be of the Windows Enhanced Metafile format (emf). If your file is of any other format, for example eps, svg, pdf, ai or cdr, you should use a graphics editor in order to convert your image into the emf format. To convert an image into the emf format you can use an EMF converter, for example the Total PDF Converter Program, which is good for converting eps ant other types of files into the emf program. To change the file format, you should open the converting program and drag the chosen file into its interface, and then save the file in the new format.