Insert ShapesThis is the best place to begin your drawing, Word provides many ready-madeshapes, called AutoShapes, that you can add to your document. When you select ashape, the drawing tools ribbon will appear. You can choose the freeform tools and use your stylus to draw free-hand. Select the shape you desire, then click and drag in your document where you want to put the shape.
Manipulate your shapeYou can change the size bydragging one of the handles at Rotatethe edges of your shape. When you move your mouse over the handle, it looks like this – now drag the drawing around To move the shape, place your cursor over it. When the cursor changes to a crosshair symbol, click and drag.
Drawing tools The drawing tools is one of those toolsets that only appears when you need it. To see this toolbar you must click on a shape that you created from the insert menu.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The following is a quick reference for the Drawing toolbar buttons. •Item 1: The Insert Shape feature allows you to draw a shape with a couple of clicks. Select from an extensive list of pre-defined shapes. Select the shape you desire, then click and drag in your document where you want to put the shape. •Item 2: Edit a free form shape / insert a text box •Item 3: Add a style to your shape •Item 4: Edit the fill color, line color, change the shape to another •Item 5: Turn text into Word Art •Item 6: Adjust and align your text •Item 7: Auto position your shape on the page •Item 8: Position your shapes in relation to each other •Item 9: Align rotate or flip your shape •Item 10: Specify exact shape dimensions
Format your ShapeCreatea shape Apply a style Or change the fill and line colors
GroupingOften times you use more than one shape or graphic to form an image or logo.Word lets you “GROUP” the components so that you don’t have to move eachone separately when you need to reposition. 3 Shapes 3 shapes arranged Once the shapes are arranged the way you want them, select one, then select the other components by holding down the control key and clicking until they are all selected. Carefully right click in the center of one of the selected components and choose “GROUP” Now all three work as one and the entire image can be moved or resized.
Layering Graphics You may want to put one shape in front or behind the other. The default is that the image created last is on the top. Word lets you change that by changing the “ORDER” This step has to be done before components are “grouped” 2 Click “Bring to1 Right click on the heart Front” 3 Now the heart is in front of the arrow.
Inserting Pictures from the Web or a FileOne way to insert an image into a Word document is to paste it in. To do this, begin byopening the file that contains the picture you want to use. Right click on the picture.Choose Copy to copy the picture to the Clipboard. Now switch to the Word document inwhich you want to paste the picture.You can also use the Insert menu to insert a picture from a file on disk. Begin bypositioning the insertion point where you want the picture to appear. Then choose Insert Picture From File to display the Insert Picture dialog box. Use the dialog box tolocate and select the picture file you want to insert.When you click the Insert button, the picture appears at the insertion point. http://www.artcyclopedia.com/
Changing the Size of an Image When you select an image in your document, 8 handles appear. You can resize the image and keep the proportions by using the corner handles to resize. You can make the image wider or longer by using the handles in the center of the tops or sides, but this will stretch the image. handle
The special picture tools ribbon appears when you need it Check out the picture styles!
Image Brightness and Contrast and color BrightnessContrast recolor
Cropping Imagesclick on the cropping tool When you choose the cropping tool, your cursor becomes the tool. Place it over one of the “handles” and drag in to remove unwanted edges of the image. Cropping removes the outside edges of an image to eliminate excessive or irrelevant background content of a photo.
Wrap Text Around a GraphicWhen you insert a graphic, Word puts it at the position of the cursor, sitting on the base ofthe current line. Sometimes, you want more control over the position of a graphic in yourdocument. You may want text to run to the edges of the graphic, flow around thegraphic, or even run on top of the graphic.Select the image that best represents the way you want the graphic formatted in relation toyour text. Try different effects to see how you like them. You can change your selection byclicking in the alternative boxes. If you find that you can not move a graphic where you want to, it is probably set as “in line with text”. Try selecting “in front of text” and it will move where ever you need it.