How To Photoshop With PowerPoint For FREE

How To Photoshop With PowerPoint For FREE

Photoshop is expensive, use PowerPoint instead!

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Photoshop is expensive. Like really expensive. So what happens when you need to photoshop an image but don't feel like dropping $119.88 just to edit one picture? Sure, you could sign up for a one-month free trial and hope the system glitches and gives you another month free when you run out of time, or you could use another program entirely. One that you already have... PowerPoint! Now when you think of PowerPoint the last thing you would think of is photoshop, but guess what? You can photoshop pictures in powerpoint for free! Here's a step by step guide on how to do so.

Open PowerPoint

A simple blank presentation will do.

Alexandra Michalski

This is a no-brainer, but you'll want to have powerpoint already downloaded on your computer. If you don't have it download it. If you only have google slides... well I don't know how to help you there. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Insert your background image

Inserting images is an important PowerPoint skill to master.

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Click on the insert tab next to the home tab which should already be open. Then click on pictures and locate the image you want to be your background. Once you select it, press the open button, and the image should appear on the slide.

Make your overlay image transparent (PowerPoint Only)

Take your time. Cutting out an image is crucial to your final product looking good.

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Now, this next step has two possible routes: the first is just to remain in PowerPoint, the second uses another free program available for download on Microsoft devices which is detailed in the next step. The PowerPoint route entails you repeat step number two but with your top image instead of your background. Now before you freak out about the pictures just being on top of each other, you need to delete the background on your top image. Go all the way to the left and click on the Remove Background button. If you have an easy to crop picture such as this one most of the work will be done for you. Simply click mark areas to keep or mark areas to remove and click on the parts of your picture you would like to keep or remove accordingly. Now because this is PowerPoint and not Photoshop this task can take a while and may not come out 100% perfectly. That's where the second option comes in.

Make your overlay image transparent (PhotoScape X)

PhotoScape X makes it so easy to cut out images and it's free!

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PhotoScape X is a free program you can download in the Microsoft store and makes this step much easier to complete when compared to using PowerPoint only. Open the app once you download it and locate the Cut Out option on the top toolbar. Click this, and you will be greeted by a new workstation. On the left side of your screen will be your files; locate the image you wish to make transparent, click and drag it to the workstation. On the right side of your screen, you will see three options: Magic eraser, lasso, and brush. The easiest one to use is the magic eraser because you can just click on the sections you want to get rid of and the program will do most of, if not all, the work for you. Lasso is useful if you have a single area you want to keep and the brush is handy to touch up the other options or to erase a particular section of the image. Once you erase the parts you don't want, make sure to save it as a PNG file (the save button is all the way in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen). Once the image is saved go back to PowerPoint and repeat step two but with your newly cut out top picture.

Combine the two images

Now my senior year self is at some Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico!

Alexandra Michalski

Once both images are on your slide, feel free to adjust them however you see fit!

Crop your image

The final product!

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Take a screenshot of your creation by pressing the windows key and prtscn buttons on your keyboard at the same time. The image will be saved to your screenshots folder. Locate it there and open it. Click on edit and create tab, then edit, and finally on crop. Crop the PowerPoint parts of your image out and viola! You have successfully photoshopped a picture for free!

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Plan These 13 Dates For Your Girlfriend This Fall And Thank Me Later

Listen up, guys.

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If you are a boy and you are reading this, plan one of these dates and you'll make your girlfriend the happiest person alive. Yeah, you can thank me later.

1. Go to a pumpkin patch.

This may be super basic but who doesn't want a cute little pumpkin around Halloween time. Usually, you will take a hayride to the pumpkin patch which is always a nice time to spend together. It will also be really cute seeing how excited she gets over finding the perfect little pumpkin.

2. Go on a hayride.

If you go to a pumpkin patch you may have the opportunity to go on a hayride and you definitely should! You will get to see all around the farm and the scenery is usually beautiful in the fall with the leaves changing colors!

3. Go apple picking.

This date will always allow for a cute photo shoot opportunity and everyone will be able to see your Insta post later captioned "the apple of my eye." Also, if you love apples what better place to get them then a local farm where you pick them yourself! Make sure you check your local farm to see when your favorite apples will be ready for harvest!

4. Bake something together.

There are so many amazing recipes for fall, apple pie being one of them. Which will be the perfect thing to bake with your S.O. after apple picking (two dates in one)!

5. Go to a local festival.

No matter where you are from there are probably a ton of local festivals around you throughout the fall. Whether it is a food festival, fall fest, music festival or even a lantern festival all of them are usually a perfect date. You can experience new things together and enjoy the fall weather.

6. Go to a football game.

Whether it is high school, college, or a professional football game any football is good football in the fall. Between a fun tailgate and an exciting game, if you are into sports football is the way to go.

7. Walk or hike around a state park.

No matter where you are from there are always state parks around you! Fall is the perfect time to go on an outdoor because it's not too hot to too cold. The scenery is always beautiful with all of the leaves changing colors. If there is a lake you could always go kayaking or paddle boating!

8. Visit your local farm.

A lot of local farms have fresh veggies, apples, baked goods and of course pumpkins! Also, check and see if your local farm has any fall family days. On those days they usually have a lot of fun activities, animals, hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkins and if you're lucky they'll have amazing apple cider donuts!

9. Stay in for a cozy movie day.

With Freeform starting their 31 days of Halloween this leads to the perfect excuse for a night on the couch. Pick out your favorite Halloween movie, make some popcorn and have some warm apple cider while cuddling up on the couch.

10. Visit a haunted house.

If you are down for something a little scarier then a Halloween movie, check out a haunted house near yours. It could even be a haunted hayride or haunted corn maze.

11. Take her out to breakfast.

Girls are always down for a cute breakfast date. Especially when you can roll out of beds in your sweats and keep them on in the cozy fall weather.

12. Spend a night carving pumpkins.

Once Halloween rolls around you should grab a cheap carving supplies kit, roll up your sleeves, and carve a cute pumpkin together. Whether you write your initials or create a jack-o-lantern it will probably be full of fun memories of pulling out pumpkin guts.

13. Go to a Halloween party.

Take some time and hit up Pinterest for a super cute couples costume and eat all the candy you possibly can!

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10 Things You SHOULD Say On A First Date

Please, for the love of God, say all of these things.

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First dates can either be amazing or awful. Since my friends and I seem to have the best luck with them, I've decided to provide a list of everything you should say on a first date. Be sure to say every single sentence numbered here, and you're guaranteed to get a second date!

1. "Is that what you're wearing?"

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You really want to make sure you give your date a long, hard look when you're saying this. They'll take it as a compliment, and will want to get the date started immediately.

2. "You look tired."

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This is, hands down, the best thing to say to someone when you first sit down. If they have bags under their eyes, be sure to point them out as well, and describe them as dark and huge!

3. "You look a lot different than I thought you would."

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This typically works best if you're first meeting someone. Make your date feel more comfortable by blatantly telling them that they look nothing like how you imagined. Describe your concern further by saying they look old and they'll love you forever.

4. "Well, this awkward."

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Your date will be beside themselves once you say this. You will have them swooning over you in no time.

5. "Have you showered today?"

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This is a simple way to start the conversation! Take a good, long look at your date's hair, make a disgusted face, and ask away. They'll thank you for being so considerate and caring about their wellbeing.

6. "How often do you wash your face?"

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Another winner, if I do say so myself. Your date will recognize that you are just looking out for their hygienic needs. Be sure to ask if their acne has always been this bad to get to know them on a much deeper level.

7. "You should invest in deodorant."

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Does your date smell bad? If so, tell them what they need! They won't be able to thank you enough.

8. "Our zodiac signs aren't compatible..."

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Say this and mean it. If the Internet says you aren't compatible with someone because of their birth date, then it must be true. Don't waste your time.

9. "This isn't going to go well."

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You can easily throw this in at any and every point of the date. Not only will your date appreciate your realism, they'll also realize how capable of being arrogant you are. Such a turn on!

10. "We need to wrap this up."

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Everything needs to be wrapped up at some point, right (just like this article)? Say it like you mean it. This date must end. It has to end. You need it to wrap up, and you better let your date know.

With all of this information, you can now go out into the world and go on as many first dates as possible. Use all of these phrases, and you will for sure win someone over, whether it be the first time or the hundredth time.

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