Apply an artistic effect to a picture
You can apply artistic effects to a picture or a picture fill to make the picture look more like a sketch, drawing, or painting. A picture fill is a shape or other object with a picture applied to "fill it".
You can apply only one artistic effect at a time to a picture, so applying a different artistic effect will remove the previously applied artistic effect.
Same picture with the Photocopy effect
Original picture with the Pencil Grayscale effect
Apply an artistic effect
Click the picture that you want to apply an artistic effect to.
Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Artistic Effects.
Adjust group on the Format tab under Picture Tools
If you don't see the Format or Picture Tools tabs, make sure that you've selected a picture. You may have to double-click the picture to select it and open the Format tab.
Click the artistic effect that you want.
Tip You can move your mouse pointer over any of the effects, and use Live Preview to see what your picture will look like with that effect applied before you click the one that you want.
To fine tune the artistic effect, click Artistic Effects Options.
For additional help on those options, see Format Object (Artistic Effects pane).
Delete an artistic effect
Click the picture with the artistic effect that you want to remove.
On the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Artistic Effects.
In the Artistic Effects gallery, click the first effect, None.
To remove all the effects that you've added to a picture, including effects from other galleries and not just from the Artistic Effects gallery, click Reset Picture.