Add the same image or watermark to every slide

You can add an image to the slide master slide master so that it appears on every slide in the presentation. For example, you might have a company logo that you want to include in every slide.

Do any of the following:

Add an image or watermark by using clip art

  1. On the View menu, point to Master, and then click Slide Master.

  2. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Picture, and then click Clip Art Browser.

    Home tab, Insert group

    Note: When you search for clip art and pictures online, you'll be directed to Bing, where you can save the image on your computer, and then insert it in your document. When using pictures or clip art from Bing, you're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

  3. Drag the clip art that you want to the slide master.

  4. On the Format Picture tab, under Picture Styles, move the Transparency slider to the right to lighten the clip art color.

    Format Picture tab, Picture Styles group

  5. Do any of the following:

    To

    Do this

    Move the image

    Drag the image to its new location.

    Resize the image

    Select the image, position the pointer over a sizing handle, and then drag the handle until the image is the size that you want.

    Tip: To maintain the clip art proportions, hold down SHIFT as you drag the cursor.

  6. On the View menu, click Normal.

    Notes: 

    • If the watermark doesn't appear on one of your slides, on the Format menu, click Slide Background, and then make sure that the Hide Background Graphics check box is not selected.

    • If you want the watermark to appear on only one slide, create the watermark in normal view.

Add an image or watermark by using a picture

  1. On the View menu, point to Master, and then click Slide Master.

  2. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Picture, and then click Photo Browser.

    Home tab, Insert group

  3. Drag the picture that you want to the slide master.

  4. On the Format Picture tab, under Picture Styles, move the Transparency slider to the right to lighten the picture.

    Format Picture tab, Picture Styles group

  5. Do any of the following:

    To

    Do this

    Move the image

    Drag the image to its new location.

    Resize the image

    Select the image, position the pointer over a sizing handle, and then drag the handle until the image is the size that you want.

    Tip: To maintain the picture proportions, hold down SHIFT as you drag the cursor.

  6. On the View menu, click Normal.

    Notes: 

    • If you want the watermark to appear on only one slide, create the watermark in normal view.

    • If the watermark doesn't appear on one of your slides, on the Format menu, click Slide Background, and then make sure that the Hide Background Graphics check box is not selected.

Add an image or watermark by using shapes

  1. On the View menu, point to Master, and then click Slide Master.

  2. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Shape, point to any shape type, and then click the shape that you want.

    Home tab, Insert group

  3. Click the slide master, and then drag the cursor to the size that you want.

    Tip: To maintain the shape proportions, hold down SHIFT as you drag the cursor.

  4. On the Format tab, under Shape Styles, move the Transparency slider to the right to lighten the shape color.

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

  5. Do any of the following:

    To

    Do this

    Move the image

    Drag the image to its new location.

    Resize the image

    Select the image, position the pointer over a sizing handle, and then drag the handle until the image is the size that you want.

  6. On the View menu, click Normal.

    Notes: 

    • If you want the watermark to appear on only one slide, create the watermark in normal view.

    • If the watermark doesn't appear on one of your slides, on the Format menu, click Slide Background, and then make sure that the Hide Background Graphics check box is not selected.

Add a watermark by using WordArt

  1. On the View menu, point to Master, and then click Slide Master.

  2. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text, and then click WordArt.

    Home tab, Insert group

    To change the WordArt fill or outline color, on the Format tab, under Shape Styles, select a style from the gallery or use the Fill, Line, or Effects options.

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

    To change the WordArt text fill or outline color, on the Format tab, under Text Styles, select a style from the gallery or use the Fill, Line, or Effects options.

    Format tab, Text Styles group

  3. On the Format tab, under Shape Styles, move the Transparency slider to the right to lighten the WordArt.

    Format Picture tab, Picture Styles group

  4. Do any of the following:

    To

    Do this

    Move the WordArt

    Select the WordArt, and then drag it to its new location.

    Resize the WordArt

    Select the WordArt, position the pointer over a sizing handle, and then drag the handle until the WordArt is the size that you want.

    Rotate the WordArt

    Select the WordArt. On the Format tab, under Arrange, click Rotate, and then click an option.

  5. On the View menu, click Normal.

    Notes: 

    • If you want the watermark to appear on only one slide, create the watermark in normal view.

    • If the watermark doesn't appear on one of your slides, on the Format menu, click Slide Background, and then make sure that the Hide Background Graphics check box is not selected.

See also

Use a picture as a slide background

Add or change a shape

Insert pictures in Office for Mac

Add or replace a picture

Transparent objects in earlier versions of Office

Add effects to text

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