Backgrounds in PowerPoint

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These videos show you how to add color, textures, pictures, or remove them from a PowerPoint slide or deck. We’ll show how to customize your colors and some design tips so the background doesn’t overwhelm your presentation. Also, a bit about Master Slides that may help your add or remove a watermark or logo.

Inside this course:

Backgrounds in PowerPoint: First Steps (3:23)
Let’s start from scratch and add a colorful or subtle background to a PowerPoint slide. Also, how to match a color from an image, and a few design tips about backgrounds.

90 seconds about PowerPoint Slide Masters (1:22)
Watermarks and logos are often found in the PowerPoint Slide Master. If you don’t know how to work with Slide Masters, here’s a very quick tutorial.

Picture backgrounds: Two methods (4:59)
How to add a logo to your slides. Also, using pictures in the background of a slide (and how to make it more subtle). Plus a different take on using pictures for dramatic effect.

Removing backgrounds in PowerPoint (2:48)
Here’s how to crack open a deck to remove backgrounds, which may include a theme change or removing backgrounds from the Master Slide.

Course summary
A brief reminder of the key points in this course.

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Applies To: PowerPoint 2013



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