Images surely enhance the look and impact of a flowchart. Ever wondered, how can you further add to these images? Ever explored the possibility of making them look more attractive? Well, when you are putting your thoughts in as structured a format, you might want to add most suitable images. At times apart from a suitable image, its format helps in conveying the message in a much stronger manner. For instance, you can make use of glow or shadow effects or simply let the image fade away into the background while working on your Microsoft Outlook 2007. These effects might appear simple to execute but they actually add a lot of credibility and variety to your document. You can explore your creative self through these options and can experiment with the lay out and presentation of your content, despite its limited scope. Just access your picture tools while working on your Windows XP PC and you will be amazed with the range of options that are waiting to be explored. Let us see how.

1. Click the picture that you want to add an effect to
2. Under “Picture Tools, on the “Format tab, in the “Picture Styles group, click “Picture Effects
3. Now:
• To add or change a built-in combination of effects, point to “Preset, and then click the effect that you want

To customize the built-in effect, click “3-D Options, and then choose the options that you want

OR

• To add or change a shadow, point to “Shadow, and then click the shadow that you want
To customize the shadow, click Shadow Options, and then choose the options that you want
OR
• To add or change a reflection, point to “Reflection, and then click the reflection variation that you want
OR
• To add or change a glow, point to “Glow, and then click the glow variation that you want
To customize the glow colors, click “More Glow Colors, and then choose the color that you want
To change to a color that is not in the theme colors, click “More Colors, and then either click the color that you want on the “Standard tab, or mix your own color on the “Custom tab
OR
• To add or change a soft edge, point to “Soft Edges, and then click the size of the edge that you want
OR
• To add or change an edge, point to “Bevel, and then click the bevel that you want
To customize the bevel, click “3-D Options, and then choose the options that you want
OR
• To add or change a 3-D rotation, point to “3-D Rotation, and then click the rotation that you want
To customize the rotation, click “3-D Rotation Options, and then choose the options that you want

These might look like an entire set of tedious steps but scroll up… you will see that each unique element adds a different zing to your images and their impact.