Surprising X-ray See Through Cloth Effects Using Microsoft Word

Hello everyone, today I am gonna show you a surprising way to edit your photo. Specifically, X-ray See Through cloth effects using Microsoft Word.  As you already know what Photoshop can do. In the next tutorial, I will show you how you can edit photos x-ray see-through cloth using Adobe Photoshop. But, for today I am going to show you how you can do that without using Photoshop. I am going to do something special today.

Yeah, you heard it right today I am going to edit pictures to see through clothes using only Microsoft word [Surprise!].

So, let’s start!

In today’s tutorial, I will make dress see through just using Microsoft office word processing software (Microsoft Word). I will use two female body images and make their cloth see through (little bit x-ray effects on them). Above, you can already see the featured image and I am going to show you how to do just like that using Microsoft Word Software.

Note: For choosing images you need to find images that are a little bit transparent or semi-transparent. Because, if the images have no transparency then the effect will not going to work perfectly.

First Step: Find Image, Open MS-Word

Find an image that you are going to give x-ray see-through effects. Make sure your selected image has little bit transparent.

You can download some Images from this link.

Let’s open Microsoft word. For this tutorial, I am using Microsoft latest Word software beta 2019. This tutorial also works with Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Word 2016.

So, if you have any of that software then you are good to go. Go To > File > New > Select Blank Document

Click on file menu

Click new and blank document Second Step: Insert the Image

In this step, you need to insert your downloaded images to the blank document.

Just Go to menu > Select “Insert” > Now click the “Pictures” tab from the ribbon tab. See the below image.

Select insert and click pictures

Now Select the desired image that you previously downloaded and click “insert” button.

select your image that you want to have x-ray effects

Select your image that you want to have x-ray effects

Third Step: Zoom and Replace the Image

In this step, you need to zoom your image as per your requirement and copy the image and place it beside the image.

Zoom and Replace the Image

Now select the second image and this will open the image option for you. There you have to select the “Format” menu. Then click the “background remove” ribbon tab.

click format menu and click background remove ribbon tab
Click format menu and click background remove ribbon tab

Fourth Step: Select the portion that you want see-through

Check the image below. After clicking the “background remove” ribbon tab you will see some option for removing the background or selecting the image portion. In this version, MS-Word will automatically detect your images selection. You can change it depending on your need. The violet area not selected but the normal color area is selected. But, for this tutorial, we need the cloth portion only. You do that easily by Using “Mark Area to Keep” and “Mark Area to Remove” ribbon tab.

Select the portion that you want see-through

Select the portion that you want see-through

Select the portion that you want see-through

Here I just selected the specific area using “Mark Area to Remove” ribbon tab. Microsoft word is pretty much automated these steps.

get your image background removed

Now click on the “keep changes” ribbon tab and you will get your image background removed.

Select keep changes
get your image background removed

After selecting the background removed image you will see a “Layout Option” after selection. As per below image please select those marked options.

configure layer options

Last Steps: Let’s do the x-ray see-through cloth effects

Now, copy the main Image again and past it besides it as like previous. See below image

do the x-ray see-through cloth effects

Now again select the second image. After that, you will have the “Format” ribbon tab. Now, right click on that image, here you will get “Format Pictures” option.

Select format pictures

After clicking it you will get “Format Picture” option tabs. Please select “picture” Icon and you will get 3 sub option below it.

Select picture correction

Click “Picture Correction” option and here you will get sharper/soften, brightness/contrast option. When you change the slider of brightness you will see the changes in your selected images. You can try sharpness or contrast slides for your desired results.

change the slide for x-ray effects

You can also try “Picture Color” options with saturation and temperature slides for more dramatic changes.

slides for more dramatic changes

Yeah, you have done it. Below image is the result of our work. If you follow the instruction perfectly then you already achieve x-ray see-through cloth effects in your desired image.

achieve x-ray see-through cloth effects

Now, it’s your turn.

I have done another image with the same technique. This time I will use white dresses for x-ray effects. Below is the before and after example.

white-dresses-for-x-ray-effects

Hope this will help you to understand more about Microsoft features. If you have any feedback please don’t hesitate to comment.

Happy Editing 🙂

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