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Microsoft Office Artistic Effects Quick Reference List

Jan 29, 2020Conventional DTP, Cool Tools, Did You Know?, dzhPublishing, Online Publishing, Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint have come a long way and are certainly offering some powerful tools to turn your presentations, etc. into unique and masterful works. One feature that is really cool, is the Picture Artistic Effects, which when used appropriately, can do away with the need for editing your images in a powerful graphics editing program before inserting it into your document. We have been working with them for a while and have found them to be “great, but…”

 

Three Good Reasons to Use the Image Artistic Effects in PowerPoint / Word

  • 22 Microsoft Picture Artistic EffectsTwenty Two various effects off one image at the click of your mouse
  • At your fingertips, within your favorite word processor or presentation program, that you know where everything is
  • Can take a presentation from ‘mundane’ to ‘pro’ with just a little tweak

 

Three Not-So-Good Reasons Not to Use the Image Artistic Effects in PowerPoint / Word

  • As powerful as it may be, the feature is certainly not a substitute for the likes of the dedicated, more professional graphic editing programs available
  • Editing, or customising the effects is limited
  • As great as it is, when trying to select an effect off the dropdown, depending on the strength of one’s computer, this can cause the program to lag (or even hang) before giving an idea of what each effect is called and what it will look like. Even then, the effect thumbnail in the dropdown doesn’t give an accurate idea of your larger image.

 

A Word of Caution

As great as this feature is, ensure you’re using the effects within reason and for a particular purpose. Remember, overall design impression is still what matters, and sometimes “less is more”.

 

Our Artistic Effects Quick Reference List

To alleviate the frustration of waiting for the effects to show up in the dropdown, we went on a mission to identify each one, for once and for all, and to list it as a quick reference for future use. They are listed here in the video, and beneath the video in the order they appear on the Image Artistic Effects dropdown. We have also created a pdf with three different image examples, which you are welcome to download and refer to when you need it. (For personal use only.)

 

 

The List of Microsoft Office Picture Artistic Effects with Example

 

 

The List of Microsoft Office Picture Artistic Effects with Examples

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 01 NONE Although 23 effects are listed, the first “effect” is “None”, i.e. the image in it’s original form.

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 02 MARKER

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 02 MARKER

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 03 PENCIL GRAYSCALE

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 03 PENCIL GRAYSCALE

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 04 PENCIL SKETCH

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 04 PENCIL SKETCH

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 05 LINE DRAWING

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 05 LINE DRAWING

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 06 CHALK SKETCH

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 06 CHALK SKETCH

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 07 PAINT STROKES

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 07 PAINT STROKES

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 08 PAINT BRUSH

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 08 PAINT BRUSH

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 09 GLOW DIFFUSE

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 09 GLOW DIFFUSE

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 10 BLUR

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 10 BLUR

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 11 LIGHT SCREEN

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 11 LIGHT SCREEN

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 12 WATERCOLOR SPONGE

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 12 WATERCOLOR SPONGE

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 13 FILM GRAIN

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 13 FILM GRAIN

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 14 MOSAIC BUBBLES

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 14 MOSAIC BUBBLES

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 15 GLASS

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 15 GLASS

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 16 CEMENT

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 16 CEMENT

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 17 TEXTURIZER

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 17 TEXTURIZER

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 18 CRISSCROSS ETCHING

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 18 CRISSCROSS ETCHING

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 19 PASTEL SMOOTH

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 19 PASTEL SMOOTH

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 20 PLASTIC WRAP

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 20 PLASTIC WRAP

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 21 CUTOUT

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 21 CUTOUT

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 22 PHOTOCOPY

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 22 PHOTOCOPY

 

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects - 23 GLOW EDGES

Microsoft Picture Artistic Effects – 23 GLOW EDGES

 

Image Source: All images are modified CC0 images from pixabay.com


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