In PowerPoint, you can highlight a specific part of an image using the focus effect. This effect helps draw attention to a particular area of the image while temporarily de-emphasizing the rest. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Open PowerPoint:
    • Launch PowerPoint and open the presentation containing the image you want to edit.
  2. Insert the Image:
    • If you haven’t already, insert the image into the slide where you want to apply the focus effect.
      • Click on the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon.
      • Choose “Pictures” to insert an image from your computer or “Online Pictures” to insert an image from the web.
  3. Select the Image:
    • Click on the image to select it.
  4. Format Picture:
    • Go to the “Format” tab in the Ribbon.
  5. Apply the Focus Effect:
    • Click on the “Artistic Effects” button in the Adjust group.
    • In the Artistic Effects dropdown, choose the “Blur” option. Depending on your PowerPoint version, you might have different blur styles or artistic effects.
  6. Adjust the Focus Area:
    • After applying the blur effect, you may see a circular handle or an adjustment bar on the image.
    • Drag the circular handle or adjust the bar to control the area that remains in focus. This allows you to highlight the specific part of the image.
  7. Fine-Tune the Effect (if available):
    • Some PowerPoint versions provide additional options for fine-tuning the focus effect.
    • Look for options like “Corrections,” “Sharpness,” or “Artistic Effect Options” in the Format tab, and experiment with these settings to achieve the desired look.
  8. Preview the Slide:
    • To see how the focus effect looks during the presentation, enter Slide Show mode by pressing F5 or using the Slide Show tab.
  9. Adjust as Needed:
    • If the effect needs further adjustment, go back to the Format tab and make changes until you’re satisfied.
  10. Save the Presentation:
    • Save your presentation to retain the applied focus effect.

Remember that the availability of features may vary depending on your PowerPoint version, so some options might be named differently or might not be available in older versions.

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