Format Text Effects (Picture pane)

You can adjust the relative lightness of a picture (brightness) or the difference between the darkest and lightest areas (contrast) by using the options below.


  • When you change options in this dialog box, the changes are immediately applied to your shape or text, making it easy to see the effects of the changes in your shape or text without closing the dialog box. However, since the changes are instantly applied, it is not possible to click Cancel in this dialog box. To remove changes, you must click Undo Undo button on the Quick Access Toolbar for each change that you want to remove.

  • You can simultaneously undo multiple changes that you made to one dialog box option, as long as you did not make changes to another dialog box option in between.

  • You may want to move the dialog box so that you can see both the shape or text and the dialog box at the same time.

Recolor     To apply a stylized effect, such as grayscale or sepia tone, click this button, and then click the option that you want.

Brightness     Move the Brightness slider, or enter a number in the box next to the slider.

Contrast     Move the Contrast slider, or enter a number in the box next to the slider.

Reset picture     Restores the picture to the default settings for Brightness and Contrast.

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