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How to Customize the Images, Colors and Borders in PowerPoint?

PowerPoint is an application which is designed and manufactured by Microsoft Corporation. This application is mainly used to customize and designed documents with images, colors, graphics animations and template themes. There’s just one problem everybody else has the same effects, animations, and template themes that you have. The last thing you want is to look unoriginal. Here’s how to make something unique that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Redesign an existing template:

Let’s start with a simple process of how to redesign an existing template with the images, colors and borers in PowerPoint.

  • First you go on menu option and select the existing slides.
  • Click format background on the design tab.
  • In the Format Background box, verify and select the ‘Picture or texture fill’ button.
  • Under ‘Insert picture from,’ click “Online” In the Insert Pictures dialog, type gradient designin the Bing Image Search box.
  • Highlight your selected image and clickInsert.
  • If you don’t like the selected image, click the Undo icon, press Ctrl+z, or clickReset Background at the bottom of the Format Background submenu.
  • From the Insert tab, clickShapes, then select a shape from the graphic shapes list.
  • Add or draw that shape onto the slide, then click the Drawing/Format tab.
  • Select a Shape Fill from the Shape Styles group, then clickGradient from the Colors menu
  • Choose a Gradient from the options menu or selectMore Options.
  • On the Format Shape submenu, clickGradient Fill, then make adjustments to the gradient on the Gradient Stops bar.

Design an Original Template:

For original templates, the sky’s the limit—but keep these guidelines in mind to avoid common design errors.

  • You can use public domain clip art, stock images, original art and/or photography, company logos and designs, or just create slides from the PowerPoint effects.
  • Simple is elegant: Too many design elements create clutter that competes with the slideshow’s message.
  • If your design background is limited, browse thru PowerPoint’s templates online for ideas.
  • Design a theme that matches the topic and your company’s corporate identity, not your personal preferences.
  • Create a color palette for your theme. Your company’s brand colors are good place to start.
  • Open a Blank Presentation. PowerPoint’s default is a blank white slide with two lines of text: Title and subtitle. Enter both, then select a font: typeface, size, and color.

More design tips:

  • You can use display fonts for titles, subtitles, headers, and subheads, but not when stacked. For example, if you use a display font for the title, use a san serif or milder font for the subtitle.
  • Continue by selecting a background color. In the Customize group under the Design tab, click Format Background. In the Format Background submenu, select Fill, then choose a color from the color palette
  • The image inserts at a reduced size. Notice that when it’s selected, the Ribbon menu displays a new tab (Picture) above the Format tab. Select this tab to display the Format/Picture menu. Next, click the handles around the picture and stretch down and over to fill the slide. If the image is disproportionate, oversize it, then use the Crop button to remove the excess
  • You can also click the up and down arrows in the Size group, or select the tiny menu options arrow in the bottom right corner of this group to display the Format Picture submenu. Use the options on this menu to size the image more precisely.
  • Next, select Send Backward> Send to Back from the Arrange group to move the image behind the text. Read more information about how to customize the Images, Colors and Borders in PowerPoint?