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How do I create grayscale photographs with color overlays in PowerPoint 2007?

This is an easy process. There are just a few steps:

  1. Select a photograph and bring it into PowerPoint 2007
  2. Duplicate the photograph and format one copy to grayscale or apply a tint, e.g., click on one of the photographs and the Picture Tools menu will come up on the ribbon. Select "Format" and then select "Recolor." Make that one photograph grayscale or add a tint color from the recolor menu

  3. Place the color version on top of the grayscale version and align them perfectly horizontally and vertically so that only the color version is visible.Then draw a circle (or other shape) over the place you wish to be in color (no fill, leave the line color). Crop the color photograph so that it has the same dimensions as the circle (use the snap to other object preference in the Grid and Guides menu

  4. Click on the cropped color photograph and cut it (it is now in your clipboard)
  5. Right click on the circle, bringing up the Format Shape menu.From the Format Shape menu, click on the button next to "Picture or texture fill" and then select "Clipboard"

  6. You can choose to eliminate or change the line color if you wish.

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