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?
- Insert your image, then click on it to display the Picture Tools ribbon > Format tab.
- Click the Artistic Effects button, then hover over an effect to see what it will look like for your image.
- Select the effect you want.
[Link last checked August 2012]