How to use a picture as a slide background in PowerPoint 2010

In this article I have described about to use a picture as a slide background in PowerPoint 2010.
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Slide background in PowerPoint

  • As we already know that every information in PowerPoint are presented in form of Slides.
  • Hence PowerPoint allow us to insert a picture including clip art behind your entire slide as a background.
  • We can also insert a color behind our slide as a background.
  • We can also insert a watermark behind our slide as a background for unique or clearly identify to presentation.

Use a picture as a slide background

To use a picture as a slide background we have to use following steps.

Step 1

Select the slide that you want to add a background picture to.

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NOTE - To select multiple slides, click a slide, and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other slides.

Step 2

Then on the Design tab in the Background group click Background Styles.

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Step 3

Then click Format Background in the Background Styles.

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Step 4

Then Click Fill and then click Picture or texture fill.

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Step 5

To insert a texture on a slide then click on Texture and select the appropriate texture.

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Step 6

To use clip art as a background picture click Clip Art and then in the Search text box type a word or phrase that describes the clip that you want.

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Step 7

We can adjust a picture's relative lightness or transparency as follows

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Step 8

Do one of following

  • To use the picture as a background for the slides that you selected click Close.

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  • To use the picture as a background for all of the slides in your presentation click Apply to All.

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