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How to Make a Picture as a Background in PowerPoint

2021-05-12 11:20:11 • Filed to: PowerPoint Features • Proven solutions

Setting a PowerPoint background image makes your presentation look more presentable. You can use a PowerPoint background image in the whole presentation, or you can have a PowerPoint slide background image, which means setting a picture as a background for only one slide. Whichever the case, this article explains how to make a picture as a background in PowerPoint with ease.

How to Make a Picture as a Background in PowerPoint

Step 1. Choose Format Background

Open the PowerPoint and select the slide you wish to apply to the background picture. Then, right-click within an empty area of your slide and select the “Format Background” option. This option allows you to change the format background in many different aspects.

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Step 2. Select Fill Picture

After selecting the “Format Background,” hit the “Picture or texture fill” button. And then choose the picture by clicking on the “Shape Fill.”

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Step 3. Choose the Picture

Choose the picture you want to use as the background in the PowerPoint. There are three options for you to select your picture.

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Step 4. Apply the Background to All Slides (Optional)

If you want to use the picture as a background to all the slides in your presentation, click the “Apply to All” button. This will set the image as the background of every slide, including the slides you will create later. Save your presentation to avoid losing the new changes.

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The Best PDF Software

When it comes to adding background images in PDFs, PDFelement, as a powerful editing and conversion tool, is the best choice for you. It possesses a simple interface, making the documents of editing and conversion with ease. This software not only converts PDF files but supports the conversion of other files into PDF with ease. PDFelement comes with a lot of features that make it efficient to navigate in all your PDF files.

  • Add, delete, or modify images, texts, and pages inside the PDF document.
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  • Protect PDF files with passwords.
  • Convert PDF files to other formats such as Microsoft Word, HTML, JPEG, etc.
  • Convert scanned documents into searchable and editable PDF files.
  • Produce fillable PDF forms.
  • Annotate documents by adding comments, footnotes, page numbers, etc.

How to Make a Picture as a Background in PDF using PDFelement

Step 1. Open the PDF File

Launch the PDFelement in your computer, then click the “Open File” button located at the bottom left corner of the PDFelement screen. The option lets you navigate your computer and choose the PDF File that you want to insert a picture. Alternatively, you can right-click on the PDF file you want to use, then click “Open With,” and then choose PDFelement.

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Step 2. Add Background to the PDF

Go to the “Edit” tab and then click on the “background” Option. Select the “New Background” option, and the “Add Background” dialogue box will pop up. To add a picture to the PDF, click the “File” menu then “Browse” to choose the picture from your local drive.

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Step 3. Adjust the Image

You can adjust the color, the rotation, and the size of the image using the controls given. You can also choose the pages that you want to apply the background by indicating the page range. Click “Save Settings” on the top right side of the screen to save the changes, and finally, go to the “File” menu, then click “Save” to save your new PDF document.

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