Create eye-catching visual effects in a flash

Throughout Microsoft Office 2010, you’ll find new and popular tools to create high impact visuals to make your work really pop.  And they take just moments to use. 

Pictures speak a thousand words

New picture editing tools in Word , PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel 2010 let you trim and add special picture effects without additional photo-editing software. Use the new tools to change color saturation, brightness and contrast to easily turn a boring document into a work of art.

Step by Step:

1. Insert a picture into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook or Excel using the Insert tab on the Ribbon.

2. Click on your picture and the Picture Tools tab in the Ribbon appears. Click on Format to see all of the editing options available. Or double click on the image to trigger picture editing options right away.

3. Click Artistic Effects to preview more than 20 effects to apply to your photo.

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Let your work stand out

Use the new Insert Screenshot feature to quickly and easily capture and incorporate screenshots to complement your work in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and even Excel 2010.

Step by Step:

1. Locate the image you want to capture in a screenshot. 

2. Click on the Insert tab on the Ribbon.

3. Click on the Screenshot command in the Illustrations group.

4. Select from the Available Screen Shots displayed, which include any of the other windows you have open (browser window, other documents, and so on).

5. Click on the screenshot. The Picture Tools tab on the Ribbon appears. Select Corrections to sharpen, soften, or change contrast on your screenshot.

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