How to Make Picture Background on PowerPoint

Add a background picture Select the slide you want to add a background picture to. Select Design >, Format Background. In the Format Background pane, select Picture or texture fill. Select File. In the Insert Picture dialog box, choose the picture you want to use and then select Insert. More items...

PowerPoint presentations are an essential part of our work or college life. It’s always best to create a personalized presentation to make an impact on the audience. One way to do that is by using your own photos as a slide background. In this article, we will learn how to use your own photographs to make a slide background in PowerPoint 2010.

First, open a blank presentation on PowerPoint. It’s best to use the master slide view to apply the background image to all slides. From the view ribbon on top of the PowerPoint screen, click on the slide master option from the masters views on the left-hand side.

Once you’re in the slide master view, you can see various options on the left-hand side for different formats for your presentation. Choose the upper-level slide master so that when you add your images, they will appear on all different types of slides.

Insert the image by selecting the insert ribbon and choosing the picture tab from the images section. Select the image you want to use, but make sure it’s your own photograph to avoid copyright issues.

Move the image to the top left-hand side of your screen. To make the image visible, draw a rectangle box over the whole picture. Right-click on the box and choose format shape to change the color from blue to white. Use the transparency option to fade out the image by increasing the score bar up to 15%. You can experiment with your own values to achieve the desired effect.

Select both the picture and the box and right-click to send them to the back. This way, all the text and everything will be in the forefront of your presentation. Resize the image by dragging the bottom and right-hand side of the box to the bottom right-hand corner.

Once you’re done with the customization, close the master view, and save it. You can edit the boxes or change the image in the background by going back to the view and slide master view. You can use this method to create any personalized slide background using your own photographs.

In conclusion, using your own photos as a slide background in PowerPoint 2010 is a great way to personalize your presentations. It leaves a lasting impression on the audience and makes your presentation stand out. We hope you found this article useful.


How do I put a picture as my background on all slides in PowerPoint?
On the Design tab, select Format Background. Select Picture From File. To make all slides have this same background picture, on the Design tab, select Format Background, and then select Apply to All.
Can you make a custom background in PowerPoint?
Apply a custom background to one or more slides On the Design tab, in Customize, click Format Background. Click Fill, and then click the Solid, Gradient, Picture or Texture, or Pattern option. Choose the background fills that you want.