How to Add a Faded Image as the Background for Your PowerPoint Slides


Transparent or faded images (watermarks) are great to use as slide backgrounds in a PowerPoint presentation. They add visual interest, but because they’re faded a bit, they won’t dominate or distract from your slide content.

  • In PowerPoint, head to View > Slide Master. Select all the slides that you want to add the watermark to.
  • Right-click on the slide and select Format Background > Picture or texture fill. From there, you can pick your image from any number of places: the clipboard, online, or from a file on your local device.
  • Next, use the transparency slider. You want to adjust it until you’re happy with the level of transparency of the image.
  • If you want this watermark to be universal across all your slides, click the “Apply to all” button.

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