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Adding a logo to the background

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Video: Adding a logo to the background

While we're modifying our Slide Master, we're going to slap our logo on there to establish our company branding on every slide. We've inserted photos before, and this process is going to be exactly the same. In fact, the only difference is that we're going to be editing the Slide Master. You recall that I can edit the Slide Master by choosing the View tab, and then clicking on Slide Master. I'll confirm that I have the very first Slide Master selected. And then, from the Insert tab, I'll choose Picture.

Adding a logo to the background

While we're modifying our Slide Master, we're going to slap our logo on there to establish our company branding on every slide. We've inserted photos before, and this process is going to be exactly the same. In fact, the only difference is that we're going to be editing the Slide Master. You recall that I can edit the Slide Master by choosing the View tab, and then clicking on Slide Master. I'll confirm that I have the very first Slide Master selected. And then, from the Insert tab, I'll choose Picture.

From our Assets folder, scan around and look for the TwoTrees-RoundedGreenLogo. Select it and insert it, and there it is. Notice how it appears in the same position on every single layout used in the Slide Master. When I move it, it moves on every single layout. I'm going to go ahead and move it to the lower right-hand corner, right about there. I think it needs to be just a little bit smaller, so I'll use the corner handles to resize it.

Let me zoom in and show you something. Do you notice the white edges around the rounded edges of our logo? That's typical for a logo. We don't want it there. We want it to show the background behind the logo. Remember, the background removal tool. We can use that again here. With my logo selected, I'll use the Picture tools Format tab to select Remove Background. Remember, in this process, I'm selecting the region that I want to keep, which in this case is everything.

Then I'll use the Mark Areas to Keep tool, and I'll create a very long line across almost the entire logo. That gets pretty much everything except for some letters, and I think I'm done. I'll click on Keep Changes. Now I have the logo I want without the white around the edges. At this point, with my logo selected to make it look a little bit nicer, I'm going to select it, choose Picture tools Format.

Under Picture Effects, there are two features that might work here: a Shadow, to make it look, for example, like that, or a Glow. I'll hit Undo Ctrl+Z, and choose Picture Effects > Glow, maybe some purple. Let's zoom away and see how the entire slide looks. Not bad. Finally, to make the Slide Master really stand out, I'm going to add one more graphic. Do you remember that other background that we looked at that was just a little too busy, Background 1? Let's go ahead and add this in. It's too big, yes, and it covers everything up, but we're just getting started.

First, I'm going to use the cropping tool. I'm going to crop out about half of this picture. Notice the new shape is more of a horizontal stripe. You'll recall that our slide background has a Wave theme going through it. I'm going to apply that Wave theme to this current stripe that I've got selected and cropped. From the Crop menu, I'll pull it down and choose Crop to Shape, and one of these shapes happens to be a Wave, which I'll select, so I can see the results.

Here is my new wave background. With my arrow keys or the mouse, I'm going to bring this to the very bottom of our slide, right about there. With my photo still selected, from the Picture tools Format tab, I'm going to click on Send to Back to put it behind the logo and any text that might be there. To finish it off, under Picture Effects, I'm going to add a little bit of a dhadow. There is my new Slide Master. You can see how it's affected every single layout in that Slide Master.

I'll hit Close Master View, and now I can see how this looks overall, with actual content for my presentation. A few things need a little adjusting, but for the most part there has been a significant step forward in the format of my presentation. Also take note that other slide masters remain unaffected. If you happened to notice Slide 8, where we have hands that look like they're now floating around, don't worry, because remember that the presentation slide ends right here. Imagine a horizontal line going across.

In fact, just make sure, we can click on Slide Show, and view show From the Current Slide. There it is. I'll press Escape to return back to Edit mode. We're almost done, but I want to make one more minor adjustment, something that I didn't quite notice until I ran this presentation fullscreen. If I zoom in to the lower right-hand corner, I can see that there is a little bit of artifact where the background shines through the logo.

This is an effect caused by the background removal tool that I showed you earlier. Unfortunately, it was little too aggressive and removed a little bit of my lettering. We're going to go ahead and fix that, real quick. From the View tab, I'm going to go back to my Slide Master, back up to the Slide Master itself, and here is that logo. I select it. Choose Picture Tools Format and Remove Background again. Notice how it brings us exactly back to where we were before.

I can continue to mark new areas to Keep, or Remove, or Delete Marks that I've already created. Let's try adding a new one right across these letters. That looks like it took care of it. I'm going to go ahead and Keep these Changes, and I'm all wrapped up. There were a lot of little steps in this video that brought together what we've learned from past videos, including some new stuff like Send to back, which I will discuss again a little later. When you start to customize your next Slide Master, I hope you put some creativity into it, like I've shown here, and have fun with it.

But never forget two things: that your audience must be able to read your content, and that the design you use must never distract your audience, confuse them, or in any way lead them away from your goal.

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PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. What is PowerPoint?
      1m 50s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 19m 17s
    1. Managing your presentations with Backstage
      4m 14s
    2. Using the Office Ribbon
      4m 57s
    3. Customizing the view
      3m 42s
    4. Customizing the Office Ribbon
      6m 24s
  3. 41m 41s
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 19s
    2. Adding slides and content
      3m 24s
    3. Deleting slides and changing layouts
      2m 24s
    4. Rearranging slides
      1m 46s
    5. Saving time with Outline mode
      3m 51s
    6. Separating your show into sections
      5m 15s
    7. Adding photos and clip art
      5m 24s
    8. Spell-checking
      4m 6s
    9. Using the thesaurus
      1m 17s
    10. Saving a presentation
      4m 22s
    11. Applying a theme
      3m 59s
    12. Running the show
      3m 34s
  4. 42m 39s
    1. Using fonts and color
      7m 17s
    2. Adding bullets and list numbering
      2m 10s
    3. Changing text alignment
      2m 13s
    4. Using picture effects
      5m 54s
    5. Removing backgrounds from photos
      5m 52s
    6. Understanding slide masters
      3m 7s
    7. Changing slide backgrounds
      3m 17s
    8. Adding a logo to the background
      6m 18s
    9. Applying slide transitions
      4m 33s
    10. Saving the design template
      1m 58s
  5. 17m 10s
    1. Creating tables
      2m 2s
    2. Formatting tables
      3m 57s
    3. Pasting tables from Excel
      5m 1s
    4. Creating charts
      2m 16s
    5. Pasting charts from Excel
      3m 54s
  6. 24m 43s
    1. Adding shapes
      3m 0s
    2. Moving, resizing, formatting, and rotating shapes
      5m 14s
    3. Adding text to shapes
      2m 57s
    4. Adding text boxes
      3m 54s
    5. Working with layers (Send to Back and Send to Front)
      5m 17s
    6. Animating text, shapes, and other objects
      4m 21s
  7. 13m 10s
    1. Adding an audio clip
      3m 16s
    2. Adding video
      5m 7s
    3. Cropping video
      4m 47s
  8. 14m 27s
    1. Adding organizational charts
      4m 59s
    2. Adding cycle diagrams, Venn diagrams, and other diagrams
      9m 28s
  9. 26m 40s
    1. Printing a presentation
      5m 22s
    2. Adding speaker notes
      3m 3s
    3. Saving your presentation as a PDF
      3m 12s
    4. Presenting on another laptop (packaging)
      4m 28s
    5. Broadcasting on the web
      3m 52s
    6. Saving as a video
      3m 24s
    7. Using web apps through SharePoint
      3m 19s
  10. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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