You may want to rotate graphic images for added visual effects. To rotate images or to flip them vertically or horizontally, follow these steps:
1. Click the graphic image you want to rotate.
PowerPoint displays handles around your image along with a green rotate handle.
2. Move the mouse pointer over the rotate handle.
The mouse pointer turns into a circular arrow.
3. Hold down the left mouse button and move (drag) the mouse.
PowerPoint rotates your graphic image.
If you hold down the Shift key while dragging the mouse, you can rotate an image at 15 degree increments.
4. Release the left mouse button when you're happy with the rotation of the image.
PowerPoint treats graphics and text boxes (see Chapter 10) as objects that you can move around on a slide. If you move one object over another, it may block part of another object, as shown in Figure 11-12.
When one object covers another one, PowerPoint considers the first object to be on top and the other object (the one being obscured) to be on the bottom. By moving objects from top to bottom (or vice versa), you can create unique visual effects (or just cover up parts of other objects by mistake).
To move a graphic image to the top or bottom when layered over another object, follow these steps:
1. Click the graphic image you want to move.
The Format contextual tab appears.
2. Click the Bring to Front or Send to Back icon in the Arrange group.
PowerPoint rearranges the layering of your graphic images.
When objects overlay one another, they can obscure part of another object.