PowerPoint Tips: How to Emphasis a Section of a Picture

Suppose you have a picture of many people, and you just want to talk about one of them, how can emphasis a section of a picture just using PowerPoint?

Microsoft PowerPoint gives us many useful functions. We have told about how to blur the background of a picture, how to create your own shapes, how to create invisible buttons, etc. Now with this useful trick, you can make your picture in PowerPoint even fancier.

How to emphasis a section of a picture

(We make this tutorial in PowerPoint 2010. The location of the buttons may be a little different for the interface of different PowerPoint versions varies.)

Open you PowerPoint, and click “Insert” → “Picture” to add one picture to the slide. Let’s mark this picture as picture 1.

Emphasis a section of picture-1

Make a copy of the picture, let’s say picture 2. Now you will see the picture 1 is under picture 2. Re-color the bottom picture (picture 1) as “Grayscale”.

Emphasis a section of picture-2

Carefully move picture 2 back to cover picture 1. While it is selected, click “Format” → “Crop”.

Emphasis a section of picture-3

Move the frame to cover the section you want to keep.

Emphasis a section of picture-4

Add a “Quick Style” to the cropped section.

Emphasis a section of picture-5

Now you should see your picture like below.

Emphasis a section of picture-6

Together with this PowerPoint Tips – make curved shape, you can create a PowerPoint slide like this.

Emphasis a section of picture-7

Related posts:

  1. How to Replace Picture in PowerPoint 2010 with All Original Formating and Effects
  2. How to Create Invisible Buttons in PowerPoint 2007
  3. How to Crop Picture to Any Shape in PowerPoint
  4. How to Wrap Text around Picture in PowerPoint 2007
  5. PowerPoint Tips: How to Make Shapes with Curved Lines in Your Slide

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