About this lesson
Two methods to adding a picture inside of a shape.
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Shapes with Pictures
Insert a shape and fill it with a Picture.
When to use
A creative use of shapes and design when using pictures and shapes together.
Instructions, Method #1: Start with a shape and fill with a picture
- Click the Insert Ribbon and click the Shapes button
- Click the Triangle shape and click into the blank publication and a perfect triangle appears:
- Notice the Drawing Tools Ribbon at the top of the screen, choose the Fill Color button:
Fill Color, then choose Picture:
- Browse to your picture files and choose a picture:
- Move the yellow diamond tool to adjust the way the shape displays the picture:
Instructions, Method #2: Start with a picture and apply a shape
- Click the Insert Ribbon , click Pictures and choose one:
- The picture comes into your publication page and the Picture Tools Ribbon appears:
- Click the drop down arrow on the Crop Tool and choose “Crop to Shape”: , then choose the Triangle shape.
- Notice the full picture remains in view and you can click and drag the picture to change what portion displays inside the shape:
You can even enlarge the picture to help it fit:
- When you click off the shape, the background picture will no longer be available to move around. To reactivate it, simply click the CROP tool again and adjust the picture.
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