Microsoft PowerPoint users not only can use PowerPoint only for presentations, but they can also edit or format images as well. If you add certain effects to a picture or shape, PowerPoint has plenty of features that you can use to make your images look artistic. In this tutorial, we will explain how to add a glass effect to a picture or shape in PowerPoint.

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How to add a Glass effect to a Picture, Shape or WordArt in PowerPoint

Follow the steps below to add a glass effect to a picture or shape in PowerPoint.

How to add a glass effect to a picture in PowerPoint

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Launch PowerPoint, change the layout to blank, and insert a picture into the slide.Click the Picture Format tab and click the Artistic Effects button in the Adjust group and select Glass from the menu.A Glass effect will be added to the picture.If you want to customize the glass effect.Right-click the picture and select Format Picture from the context menu.A Format Picture pane will appear on the right.
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  • In the Artistic Effects section.
  • You can set a percentage for both the Transparency and the Scale.
  • Then close the Format Picture pane.

    How to add a glass effect to a in PowerPoint

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  • Insert a shape on the slide.
  • We are going to convert the shape into a picture.
  • Right-click the shape and select Cut.
  • Then right-click, under Paste Options, choose Picture from the context menu.
  • Click the Picture Format tab and click the Artistic Effects button in the Adjust group, and select the Glass effect from the menu.
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    The Shape now has a glass effect.

    How to add a glass effect to WordArt in PowerPoint

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  • Insert WordArt into the slide.
  • Right-click the WordArt and select Cut from the context menu.
  • Then right-click, under Paste Options, choose Picture from the context menu.
  • Click the Picture Format tab and click the Artistic Effects button in the Adjust group, and select the Glass effect from the menu.
  • The WordArt is now having a glass effect.

    We hope you understand how to add a glass effect to a picture in PowerPoint.

    How do you make a frosted glass effect in PowerPoint?

    Follow the steps below to make a frosted glass effect in PowerPoint.

    1. Insert a Picture into the slide.
    2. Click the Picture Format tab and click the Artistic Effects button in the Adjust group and select the Blurry effect from the menu.
    3. Right-click the picture and select Format Picture from the menu.
    4. On the Effects tab, click the Artistic Effects section and set the Radius to 50%.
    5. Then click the Insert tab and click the Shapes button and select a rectangle.
    6. Draw the rectangle over the picture.
    7. Then go to the Shape Format tab, click the Shape Fill button and choose the light grey color.
    8. Right-click the Shape and select Format Shape from the context menu.
    9. On the Fill tab, change the Transparency percentage to 45%.
    10. Then close the pane.

    Artistic Effect is a feature in Office that allows users to add effects to a picture to give it an artistic look. Artistic Effects can make your photo blurry or even look like a pencil sketch.  Users of PowerPoint can make their background pictures look artistic when using Artistic Effects.

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