Word 2010: You too can be an artist!

February 15, 2011

I’ve done a couple of posts recently on Word 2010’s improved graphics editing capabilities. They’ve also added another new one — Artistic Effects. By applying an artistic effect to an image, you can turn it into something that resembles a painting, a poster, a pencil drawing etc.

Here’s the original image as inserted into a Word 2010 document (yes, I have an affinity for turtles as I’ve learned a lot about them in the past few years with the work I’ve been doing):

And here’s the same image with some of the artistic effects available in Word 2010 applied:

So how do you get apply these effects?

  1. Insert your image, then click on it to display the Picture Tools ribbon > Format tab.
  2. Click the Artistic Effects button, then hover over an effect to see what it will look like for your image.
  3. Select the effect you want.

See also:

[Link last checked August 2012]

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