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Recolouring on Microsoft Word Tutorial

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by pokegirlforever, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. pokegirlforever

    pokegirlforever <-- Too cute for ya!

    I recently started recolouring on Microsoft Word and showing it on my art thread, and people have been asking how it looks so like the origional. So I've decided to do a tutorial thread on how to do this.
    NOTE: You can only do this Microsoft Word 2010. I have tried with older versions and it's not possible.

    Firstly you must choose what picture you will want to do and what parts you will want to recolour when the time comes. I have decided to go for weavile card pack from diamond and pearl secret wonders.

    Once you have chosen you'll want to copy and paste the picture and make it so one is in front and the other is behind. This is so that you'll be able to overlap them. It's kind of like having layers in GIMP or Photoshop.

    From there click on the forward one as your be modifing that one. Double click on it and go to the top corner and select this icon.

    From there you'll be able to select what parts you won't want to be recoloured and what parts you will want to be recoloured using these buttons.
    (Note:Word sometimes changes odd bits by itself so be careful)

    Once you have added/deleted the parts it should look something like this:

    Click away and then double click it again. Go to the top corner again and using the icons next to the remove background icon you'll be able to change the colour.
    The icons- [​IMG]

    Depending on what you want to change depends on how many copys you make. You can only change each copy to one colour so you may have to make several like this-
    After that is done slide them top of each other and there you go! Unforunatly you won't be able to copy these on to paint to due to the way they were created however screenshotting works just as well as copying would.

    And here is the final result!
    Normal- [​IMG] Recolour- [​IMG]

    Here is another few examples-
    Normal- [​IMG] recolour- [​IMG]

    Normal- [​IMG] recolour- [​IMG]
    If you want to show me your results or ask any questions just post below.​
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  2. Minhimalism

    Minhimalism gotcha! :D

    Holy crap this is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Photoshop can kiss my-- .. ;D Haha kidding, but wow this is really impressive! I'll give it a go soon and post my results :] Thanks!
  3. pokegirlforever

    pokegirlforever <-- Too cute for ya!

    ^^I look forward to seeing how it goes!
  4. bones090

    bones090 < brav man i is sick

    What's this?
    A wild blue meerkat appeared. I don't think you've seen anything quite like it.

    Good tutorial. I knew already how to remove the background, but to use it to edit the colour of one part of the image. Genius. Pure Genius.

    Here's attempt 1 - I shall keep posting as I progress -

  5. pokegirlforever

    pokegirlforever <-- Too cute for ya!

    ^^Nice first try! Don't forget you can adjust the contrast as well. The only part that looke a bit off is the tail but apart from that it's really good!
  6. Psychic

    Psychic Really and truly Staff Member Moderator

    o_o That is incredibly cool. I never would have guessed Word could do something like that, and it's awesome seeing someone putting it to good use. I'll definitely give this a try at some point. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

  7. Lugia81

    Lugia81 Lugia Master

    Wholly crap I didn't know that was possible!
    Great job on it :)
  8. pokegirlforever

    pokegirlforever <-- Too cute for ya!

    It's good to see this tutorial getting more views. Glad you liked it Psychic and Lugia81. Like I said before, if anyone has any questions just ask.
    Also thank you to the mod that made this a sticky!
  9. Ditto123

    Ditto123 ~Word~

    Great job! I'm going to try it...once I get Word 2010
  10. Infernape77

    Infernape77 Well-Known Member

    Is it only me, or the image not showing?
  11. pedrito3_poke

    pedrito3_poke New Member

    Reupload images, please...
  12. pokegirlforever

    pokegirlforever <-- Too cute for ya!

    Sorry about that everyone. Photobucket went down causing the images to not show but they are back now.
  13. rk9growlithe

    rk9growlithe The Arcanine Trainer

    Me too! I am so gonna try it!
  14. BLABO

    BLABO ♧ yoo ♧

    May I ask what version of microsoft word this was done on?
  15. Virawl

    Virawl •º°N¡ce Guy°º•

    The tutorial says you can only do this on Word 2010. Near the top.

    On a side note, this is fantastic. Great tutorial. Never would've guessed it was possible to recolor like that. I'm definelty going to try that! Thanks!
  16. Janaff

    Janaff Active Member

    Wow, that is amazing. I had no idea that Word was able to do that.
  17. arceusvictini

    arceusvictini Taking over Serebii

    Me neither.
    This is pure awesomeness!
  18. thunder_dragon2

    thunder_dragon2 ~VirtualSpiritz

    Had a shot...


    Awesome Druddigon is Awesome.
    Confused trainer is confused.​
  19. Crystal

    Crystal The Pokemon Observer

    Well, just tried immediately after I saw this tutorial.

    Not that bad, and simple to use. But, because MS Word's main function is document editing, its picture tools is not that powerful, and quite slow in processing.

    Guess I'll still gonna stick to my Photoshop, CorelDraw and Zoner Photo Studio Editor.
  20. Thecatteam

    Thecatteam Well-Known Member

    Tried this for kicks--It's pretty neat! Never expected Word to be able to do that; probably because it's Word. But it worked decently well! For someone who has no other software to use for image editing, like me, this is ok.

    EDIT: Here's an umbreon that I did. It's a little sloppy around the eyes, but other than that it's ok.

    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012

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