Make Your Pictures Look Best With New Publisher 2013 Picture Tools

People use Publisher to make a lot of different types of publications - newsletters, photo albums, and brochures -- now, to help Microsoft made a number of enhancements to the picture editing tools in the new Publisher to help you to fine-tune images that are over or underexposed, or emphasize a specific part of a […]

People use Publisher to make a lot of different types of publications - newsletters, photo albums, and brochures -- now, to help Microsoft made a number of enhancements to the picture editing tools in the new Publisher to help you to fine-tune images that are over or underexposed, or emphasize a specific part of a picture.

The Publisher 2013, enable you to easily create publications with professional-quality effects using a few simple clicks to look better with rich images. "You can mix and match all of these picture adjustments and cropping to customize the look of your publication," Microsoft said.

In the picutre below you will see a color effect, changed brightness & contrast, applied background of a page:

Publisher 2013 : final Pitcure after applying new Picture tools

Here is a run-down of the new features in Publisher 2013:

Live Preview. You can choose from a set of preset styles to change your picture brightness and contrast, as well as the color tones of the picture. After inserting an image, "go to the Picture Tools Formatting Tab on the ribbon to see previews of what your image will look like with the preset effects applied," Microsoft said. As you hover over the options under Corrections and Recolor, a live preview is shown in your publication.

publisher 2013: new picture tools live prview

New Recolor feature provides the ability to recolor photos based on a desired color palette (e.g. make them black and white, or sepia, or toned to a specific color to match the rest of your publication.)

The Recolor gallery is on the Picture Tools tab with all of the tools you'll need to make adjustments to your publication's photos.

publisher 2013 new picture tools: recolors

publisher 2013 new picture tools corrections

Corrections gallery located on the Picture Tools tab with a variety of brightness and contrast presets to help you quickly correct your pictures (that are too dark, washed out, or just need a little bit of a different effect to really shine), or more in depth tools to make fine adjustments.

Crop to Shape command accessible from the Picture Tools Format Tab in the Crop dropdown. "Just choose a shape and then drag the crop markers around the shape to crop your picture into a circle, oval, or any other shape in our gallery!," Microsoft explains.

publisher 2013 new picture tools crop to shape

Picture Backgrounds. After you complete all image adjustments, then just right-click the image and select Apply to Background. You can then choose to fill the background or tile the image in the background.

This command is also found on the Page Design tab under Apply Image.

publisher 2013 new picture tools : picture backgrounds