Apply an artistic effect to an image

You can apply an artistic effect to an image to make it look like a drawing or a sketch.

Select the image to which you want to apply the artistic effect.

In the Format tab, go to Adjust group and click Artistic Effects.

If you are not sure which effect to choose, point to an effect to see how it would be represented in your document.


Click the effect to apply it to your image.

To cancel an image’s artistic effect, select the image, click the Artistic Effects button from the Format tab and then click the first image.

The artistic effects can also be defined using the Artistic Effects category in the Format Picture pane (Format tab, Picture Styles group, images/13i10.png button - images/13i122.png icon).

Just like an image, you can apply an artistic effect to a video.