I've never linked up to either of these parties before - not because I've never made anything, but just because y'all had so much more exciting things that you have made! And I'm not 100% sure this really is a "Monday Made it" moment, ore even really a "Tuesday Tried it" but I
wanted to share it, because it really is AMAZING. (cue gross exaggeration hehe)
So a bit of back ground first off. Here in New Zealand, primary school yearbooks aren't really done everywhere. They are starting to take off, and many schools have some form of publication. Last year I started the year book here at my school. HUGE job say what?! I have a group of kids that works with me on Wednesday afternoons for an hour, and now they will come and see me at lunch times on Wednesday's too. Cray cray big job!!
Any way, so I don't have access to any photo editing software or anything!! Like the most high tech stuff I have is paint. And paint is SOOOO not what it used to be when I was a kid - picasso masterpieces anyone?
Right so I was looking at the pages some of the teachers had created for the book, and someone had managed to created photos that had been cut around the edge of the subject. Here I was thinking that they had access to photoshop or something! Turns out NO - they used Word!
Ok so here you are sitting, thinking to yourself "Erin, you're crazy! How did you not know that you could use Word for that? EVERY one knows that!" But I didn't - And in case you are as behind the times as I am, here is a tutorial!!
1. Find a photo that you want to edit.
3. Click on the photo and then you will see "Picture Tools"(1). Click on it. Then click on "Remove Background" (2).
4. It will automatically remove the background, but you can play around with it if some of your picture is missing. Everything that is purple will be removed.
5. You can now use your picture background free!!!
Wow I honestly have needed to have this kind of editing tool before and never knew it was available to me on WORD!! Seriously, how cool is that?!
THIS YEAR BOOK IS GONNA BE EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!