The background image of your prezi plays an important role in the overall look of your presentation, as all the other content will appear on top of it. This video shows you how to add a custom background image to your prezi.
- [Instructor] Alright, now let's create a new Prezi from scratch, so we can see how to add the various elements you might need. Now you can always start with one of the many pre-built templates, like we saw how to do earlier, but starting from scratch here will let you see how to add objects and features that might not be present when you start with a pre-built template. So I'll come over here and click New presentation. Again, that opens up all the templates. I'm going to go to General, and I'll select the Blank Template, and choose Use this template.
So again, that creates a brand new Prezi. Now it's popped open the background and theme panel, here, I'm just going to close that. And let's name this right away. In the following movies we'll be building a Prezi for a fictitious hotel chain called The Landon Hotel. So we'll just call it that. And for this example, I want to start completely from scratch, so I'm going to select everything here on the canvas and just delete it. Alright, so now we have a completely blank canvas. For this example, I want to start by adding a custom background image to my Prezi. This will be the image that appears behind all the other elements that we'll add on top of it.
So I'm going to click Background & Theme to pop open this panel again. And I'll click Upload Background Image. I'm going to browse out to my desktop, where my exercise files are, and here I'm going to select the image Red phone booths. Alright, and there it is. Now notice this image is not entirely inside this overview rectangle, here. This rectangle shows you exactly what will appear and be visible inside of your Prezi. The overview rectangle has a 16:9 ratio for its dimensions, which is the most common ratio for computer displays.
If you want the background image to fit entirely within the overview rectangle, you'll have to save it as a 16:9 image as well. But in some case you may want the image to exceed the borders of the rectangle, because if you zoom into content near the edges, you might not want to see the background color visible at the edges. I'll click this Return button down here to zoom back out. Now you might have noticed that we also have this Fit background to overview button, here. By clicking that right now it doesn't appear to do anything, because Prezi has already fit this image as best as possible to the overview.
If you have a background image with different proportions you may get different results with this button. One other important thing I'll mention here is that with background images it's critical to use high resolution images, because you're most likely going to be zooming into your presentation, and you don't want your photo or other graphics to become all pixelated when you zoom in. Prezi recommends using images with at least 1800 pixels in width for your backgrounds. Alright, so we have now set up a new Prezi, removed the default template items, and set a custom background. Next, let's talk about topics and subtopics.
- Creating a new Prezi
- Editing topics and subtopics
- Adding text, images, audio, video, and charts
- Using animation
- Working with collaborators
- Integrating with Slack
- Presenting your Prezi
- Sharing your Prezi
- Tracking the performance of your Prezi