How to Apply Effects to an Image in PowerPoint

How to Apply Effects to an Image in PowerPoint | Quick Tips & Tutorial for your presentations

In this step-by-step Slidesgo School tutorial, we'll explain how to apply effects to your images in PowerPoint so that your message gets across easily and your audience is able to understand the concepts.

Sharpening or Softening an Image

  • Run PowerPoint, open the presentation and select the image to modify.
  • On the Picture Format tab, in the Adjust group, click the Corrections drop-down arrow and select one of the options under Sharpen/Soften.
Sharpening or softening an image in PowerPoint
Sharpening or softening an image

Adjusting the Brightness of an Image

  • Open your presentation in PowerPoint and select the image you want to modify.
  • On the Picture Format tab, in the Adjust group, click the Corrections drop-down arrow and select one of the options under Brightness/Contrast.
Modifying the brightness of an image in PowerPoint
Modifying the brightness of an image

Modifying the Color of an Image

  • Select the image you want to modify in your PowerPoint presentation.
  • On the Picture Format tab, in the Adjust group, click the Color drop-down arrow.
Options to modify the color of an image in PowerPoint
Options to modify the color of an image
  • You’ll find different options to choose from:
    • Color Saturation: These modify the image in relation to its saturation.
Options under Color Saturation in PowerPoint
Options under Color Saturation
  • Color Tone: These modify the image in relation to its temperature.
Options under Color Tone in PowerPoint
Options under Color Tone
  • Recolor: These modify the image by assigning an accent color.
Options under Recolor in PowerPoint
Options under Recolor

Adjusting the Transparency of an Image

  • Open your PowerPoint presentation and select the image you want to modify.
  • On the Picture Format, in the Adjust group, click the Transparency drop-down arrow and choose one of the options.
Modifying the transparency of an image in PowerPoint
Modifying the transparency of an image

Applying Preset Styles to an Image

  • Open your presentation in PowerPoint.
  • Select the image you want to modify.
  • On the Picture Format tab, in the Picture Styles group, click the Picture Effects drop-down arrow to display all the available presets. Then, choose the one you prefer.
Applying a preset style to an image in PowerPoint
Applying a preset style to an image

Resetting an Image

  • Select the image you want to modify in your PowerPoint presentation.
  • On the Picture Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Reset Picture.
Resetting an image in PowerPoint
Resetting an image