Apply or change a style or effect for a picture

You can apply a style or effect to a picture to visually enhance the way it appears. For example, you can distort a picture, blur a picture, or change the style of a picture's edges.

Do any of the following:

Quickly apply a style

  1. Click the picture, and then click the Format Picture tab.

  2. Click Quick Styles, and then click the style that you want.

    Shows the options on the Quick Styles menu

Add or change a shadow, reflection, glow, edges, bevel, or 3-D rotation

  1. Click the picture, and then click the Format Picture tab.

  2. Click Picture Effects, point to a type of effect, and then click the effect that you want.

    Shows the options on the Picture Effects menu

  3. To fine-tune the effect, click Options at the bottom of any effect menu.

See also

Insert pictures

Do any of the following:

Apply or change a style

  1. Click the picture, and then click the Format Picture tab.

  2. Under Picture Styles, click the style that you want.

    Format Picture tab, Picture Styles group

    To see more styles, point to a style, and then click More Down Arrow .

Add or change a shadow, reflection, glow, bevel, or 3-D rotation

  1. Click the picture, and then click the Format Picture tab.

  2. Under Picture Styles, click Effects, point to a type of effect, and then click the effect that you want.

    Format Picture tab, Picture Styles group

  3. To fine tune the effect, under Picture Styles, click Effects, point to a type of effect, and then click [effect name] Options.

    Format Picture tab, Picture Styles group

See also

Apply or remove an artistic effect from a picture

Change the brightness, contrast, or blurriness of a picture

Change the color, transparency, or recolor a picture

Remove the background of a picture

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