How to create impressive borders for the picture

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
You can apply different artistic effects to the pictures in PowerPoint: creative and modern borders, zoom effects, etc. Here you will find out how to extend the picture beyond the frame borders:
Borders for the picture in PowerPoint 2016   or   Borders 2 for the picture in PowerPoint 2016

To make borders with different effects, do the following:

    1.    Add a picture to the slide and duplicate it:

Copied pictures in PowerPoint 2016   or   Copied pictures 2 in PowerPoint 2016

    2.A.    Create a fixed width frame for the picture:

Select the second picture and crop it to the shape Frame:

    a)    Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Size group, click the Drop button:

Crop in PowerPoint 2016

    b)    In the Crop drop-down list, choose Crop to Shape and then in the Basic Shapes group, select the Frame shape:

Crop to Frame in PowerPoint 2016

    c)    Make a width for the Frame shape:

Crop to Frame in PowerPoint 2016

    2.B.    Create a picture frame with an arbitrary width:

Select the second picture and crop it as you like:

    a)    Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Size group, click the Crop drop-down list and then select Crop:

Crop in PowerPoint 2016

    b)    Crop the picture as you like:

Crop the picture in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    Position the second picture on the front of the first one.

    4.    Select the picture that will be a frame (the cropped as the frame for the first example or the biggest one for the second example).

    5.    Convert a frame to the grey scale, do one of the following:

  • Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Color:
    Color in PowerPoint 2016

    Under Recolor, select the color you like or create your own by clicking More Variations:

    Recolor in PowerPoint 2016
  • Right-click on the picture and choose Format Picture... in the popup menu:
    Format Picture in popup menu PowerPoint 2016

    On the Format Picture pane, on the Picture group, in the Picture Color section, click the Recolor button and choose the color you like:

    Recolor on the Format Picture pane PowerPoint 2016

PowerPoint will recolor the selection:

Recolor borders for the pictures in PowerPoint 2016   or   Recolor borders for the pictures 2 in PowerPoint 2016

    6.    To add an effect to the frame, if it is necessary (it was done just for the first example), do one of the following:

  • Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Artistic Effects:
    Artistic Effects in PowerPoint 2016

    Select the effect you like from the Artistic Effects drop-down list. For example, the Light Screen effect:

    Light Screen effect in PowerPoint 2016
  • Right-click on the picture and choose Format Picture... in the popup menu.

    On the Format Picture pane, on the Effects group, in the Artistic Effects section, click the Artistic Effects button and choose the effect you like.

Add any other adjustments you prefer.

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