Post # 1
i’m putting together our program on powerpoint. (i have no design experience and don’t have Illustrator, etc)
i found a picture under clipart that i want to use. but does anyone know how to change the color of individual parts of the picture? i tried to ungroup the picture to try and have the clipart be two different colors, but it won’t let me…
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2018 - Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA
sometimes you might have to ungroup it several times (images can be grouped in different ways on top of one another). i don’t think you can change the color in powerpoint unless it was created using powerpoint shapes or autoshape images. if so, you can right click on the individual pieces and going to "format autoshape" and under the "colors and lines" tab, you can change the fill color. However, if it won’t let you do that, that means that you’ll need another software like paint or photoshop to do it…
hope that helps!
Post # 4
when i click on the clipart, the ungrouping doesn’t even seem to be an option (it’s grayed out).
Post # 5
Can’t ungroup clipart- you can ungroup things in a certain format that it can ungroup it into.
Paint is a pretty straightforward program- try that. There’s a tool that will fill an area with your chosen color. Not the most flexible tool, but it might do the job.
Or if it’s not too hard, I’d be willing to give you a hand. Email me at peihan [at] hotmail [dot] com
Post # 7
Sometimes when you try to ungroup clipart you get an error message asking you if you want to convert the object. Then you click ‘yes’ and after it is converted you can ungroup it into tiny parts that can be deleted or recolored.
If that object cannot be converted your best bet is to find another one (my usual choice) or to copy it into Paint, zoom, and recolor it pixel by pixel.
Post # 8
Paint is free (at least on PCs, not sure what Macs have).
Go to Start>Programs>Accessories>Paint.
Post # 9
Another option is to go to "format picture" in PPT, and you’ll see a button near the bottom that says "Recolor." All of the colors of the image will be laid out for you, and you can preview the change of each one as you go along.
Hope this helps!
Post # 10
ok i found paint and figured out how to recolor pixel by pixel… kinda painful but i think it will work! thanks!