How to Create Custom Backgrounds in PowerPoint
Creating custom backgrounds in PowerPoint allows each presentation you design to be unique and memorable.
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Sure there are templates and designs available. These definitely make creating a slideshow easy. But why would you want to use a design that someone else will have used? …especially if you want to create something new and unique. When you’re sharing information, teaching a task, or whatever details you might be presenting, you’ll capture your audience’s attention so much more quickly with a fresh, customized design.
Now, in my tutorial, my example may be a bit more loud and distracting than you want. I suppose it depends on your slideshow’s purpose. However, I created mine the way I did as I wanted to ensure you saw a full sampling of all available in the customization of a background in PowerPoint.
If you’ll take a look at my graphic for this post, you’ll see another example of a custom background in PowerPoint. I created it, then used the Snipping Tool on my PC to crop it out, pulled it into PicMonkey and cropped it the way I wanted it. Just another cool way to use custom backgrounds in PowerPoint!
Take a look at this video to see all you can do – solids, patterns, pictures, textures, gradients (my favorite!):
There you go. Right-click, Format Background, go to town…
Tell me in the comments below which background you love the best!