Storyline 1: Picture Formatting

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This tutorial covers the Picture options on the Format Shape or Format Picture window. Here’s an overview of the other formatting options you can select on that window.

The following picture options are available for images, characters, and screenshots. They're also available for other objects (such as shapes and captions) to which you've applied a picture or texture as the object's fill


The Recolor options allow you to quickly apply a different color, brightness, and contrast to your picture. 

  • Preset: Use this selector to alter the color of the picture. The choices you see here are complementary to your course's theme colors, which are part of your course’s design theme
  • Brightness, Contrast, and Transparency: Click and drag the slider for any of these options, or enter a value in the corresponding field to the right of the slider, to change the picture's brightness, contrast, or transparency.


The Blend options give you even more tools for changing the color qualities of an image. To apply a color blend, first choose the color you want to use. Then, choose a blend mode, which tells Storyline how you want the color to affect the image.

  • Color: Use this selector to choose a color from among the available Theme Colors or Standard Colors. (The theme colors are controlled by your project’s design theme. For additional color choices, you can click More Colors. This opens a window where you can select or enter a custom color.
  • Mode: Use this selector to choose the way the color affects the image you're working with.

You'll probably want to experiment with different combinations of colors and modes until you find the look you want to use. As an example, here's an image in its untouched form, and with a standard green color applied as various color modes: