Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to Make Your Clipart and PDFs Black and White!

So many products on TPT have two options: a color version, and a black and white version.  But how do you make that color version turn to black and white with ease?  Well it's time to learn how... and it's time for another installment of Technology Tuesday! 

 

Adding this option to the poll was just as popular as I expected!  Thanks again to Miss Nelson for the fantastic idea!  Be sure to check out her blog at the link below!

Run Miss Nelsons got the Camera
 
Here is the poll... more than half of you voted for this!



Now, onto the tutorial!  I separated it into three parts:
  1. In light blue, you'll find the directions for how to turn individual clipart images to black and white.
  2. In bright blue, you'll find how to convert an entire PDF file to black and white on a PC.
  3. And, in purple, you'll find how to convert an entire PDF file to black and white on a Mac.  



Now... for the second part of the tutorial: how to make an entire PDF black and white on a PC!




Here is the third part...how to make an entire PDF black and white on a Mac! 


You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Docs.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

As for next week's poll, I'm going to add another option that is requested by two fellow bloggers... but I can only seem to find the comment from one of them!  Mercedes from Surfing to Success had asked how to save a PowerPoint with a transparent background...


If you were the other person who had asked about it, let me know so I can give you a shout out!  In the meantime, enjoy your new black and white PDFs and clipart images and be sure to check out Mercedes' blog by clicking the link above!

24 comments:

  1. Whenever I think of tech tips, I think of you and your blog, so I am hoping that you can help me out with this. The last two times I have tried to upload a product to TpT it's telling me I have to upload a supported file, and it lists examples. I am trying to upload a pdf file, and I've always uploaded pdfs, so I don't know why all of a sudden I'm having trouble??? Any ideas of what I might be doing wrong or need to do differently?? Thanks so much!

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    1. It was doing this to me recently with an Excel file as well! I would contact TPT about it, their customer service is fantastic and I'm sure they'll be able to take care of it. Sorry I couldn't be more help!

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  2. Once again...THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :)
    Anita
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten
    PS I hope sometime the vote will be for saving a picture of the screen! {I guess I keep getting out-voted} LOL

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    1. No problem! I'm hoping that one will come are soon also, it's been on the poll for too long and I'd love to blog about it!

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  3. I thoroughly enjoy your weekly technology tutorials!! Thanks for teaching me yet another thing that is new to me! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Thanks for much for always checking them out! :)

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  4. OMG!!! Thank you so much for posting this!! I have been looking for a program to convert my ppt's to a secure pdf! PrimoPDF worked, since I don't have adobe professional!

    Thank you!!
    Cindy
    All Things Teachery

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    1. I used PrimoPDF for years and I really like it! Glad it worked for you!

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  5. Yay! Thank you so much for this tutorial. You ROCK! I love learning new tips from you.

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    1. No problem! Thanks so much for the fabulous idea!!!

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  6. I love your blog. Every time I wonder how to do something, I figure you'll have a tutorial. Thank so much for linking to me.

    Mercedes
    Surfing to Success

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    1. No problem! Your blog is fantastic too, I hope everyone checks it out!

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  7. I always bookmark your tutorials in Evernote -- they are great! Thanks for this feature.

    Julie
    Math is Elementary

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing! I will have to try this!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  9. Thank you so, so much for sharing this tutorial! It's definitely SUPER helpful!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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    1. No problem! And it's surprisingly easy! :)

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  10. I am so happy I found your blog. I have been learning so much more about how to use technology & you always make it very user friendly. Thank you!!!

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  11. I LOVE your tutorials! I just came back to your site to find out how to get rid of the white border in a PDF ~ again! Love having you as a resource! Thanks so much!

    ✿Lynn
    Inside this Book

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  12. I love all of your tutorials! They are so helpful! Thanks for all you do!

    Joni
    KinderKids Fun

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