We all know that PowerPoint 2010 and 2013 versions allow you to apply artistic effects to your photos. So, your can spice up your plain boring photos into textured pictures like this:
You can use the effect to make your title slides interesting.
What if you want to add your own custom textures to your photos apart from the presets given by PowerPoint? What if you want to add these custom textures even though you use the 2007 version of PowerPoint?
In this article you will learn to add Custom textures on your photos in a step by step way.
Go to the ‘Insert’ tab on your PowerPoint ribbon and insert the picture you want to apply textured effect to.
Go to Auto shapes menu. Using the ‘Rectangle’ tool draw a large rectangle that covers the entire photo. Remove outline.
Right click on the rectangle and go to Format Shape -> Fill.
Choose ‘Picture or texture fill’ option to choose a texture image from your file. Or choose a texture from one of the presets available in PowerPoint. We chose ‘Denim’ texture.
Go to ‘Transparency’ slider and increase the transparency of the texture fill to 40%.
The photo at the background will show through with a nice texture on top. Now, your photo looks like it is printed on denim cloth as shown below:
You can choose different textures to get different effects. For example, choosing ‘Paper Bag’ texture makes your photo look like it is crumpled up.
Choosing ‘Water droplets’ texture makes your photo look like you are seeing the picture through a glass window wet with rain drops.
The technique allows you to apply some amazing texture effects to take your images to a whole new level.
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