#Office365Challenge – This is the second post with some tips and tricks around creating your own images for Promoted Links in SharePoint, using PowerPoint. In the previous post, I showed you how to create a solid image which is then cut into 8 different images. I this post, we’ll recolour images to create a theme.

Day: 23 of 365, 342 left
Tools: Microsoft Office; PowerPoint; SharePoint; Snipping Tool
Description: How to recolour images in PowerPoint for Promoted Links

Previously I mentioned that I’m not too fond of using different types of images together to create promoted links. For example using colour and B&W photos, vector images, 3D images and cartoons. However, if this is the type of images you’ve chosen, you have different options when it comes to styling them.

Now insert your images on a PowerPoint slide. In PowerPoint you can select all the images (1), click on the Format Tab (2), Color Tab (3). Here you’ll see different options (4) for changing the colour of your image. I’ve used the 3rd row under “Recolor” to style my images.
Promoted LInk Solid Image 5

Here’s the end result. This could also work if your team / department is not too keen on bright, modern images. It definitely tones down the impact and could be used to fit into a theme.
Promoted LInk Solid Image 4

Promoted LInk Solid Image 6

Promoted LInk Solid Image 7

Recap: On Day 21 I showed you how to create a Promoted Links list, and how to add this to your landing page.

Never used Snipping Tool before? See my post The lighter side of Microsoft #17: Cause everything I love I call “Wedwo”. It includes a “Get to know your stuff” PDF you can download with lots of PC Literacy tips as well as how to use Snipping Tool.
Some other Posts on Promoted Links in SharePoint are:
The lighter side of Microsoft #16: Resizing Promoted Links in SharePoint
The lighter side of Microsoft #15: Wrapping Promoted Links in SharePoint

See you tomorrow where I’ll show you how to create Metro style icons in PowerPoint

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but to the overall Microsoft Office Suite as well as where applicable, SharePoint.