Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping a picture to a shape, part of PowerPoint for Mac 2016 Essential Training.
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- Sometimes your presentation needs more theming or a basic pattern or color fill is just too bland. Let's take these Section Headers that we created. We have a few in the beginning of every section. These are the ones that serve as a visual slide for the audience to know when a new section of our presentation is coming. Let's add a little more interest to that. In fact, let's add it to the Layout template, so that whenever we create a new section header in the future, it will have that, also. I'm going to to select View from the ribbon tab.
I'll choose Slide Master. Now, I'm going to find the Section Header, Slide Master. Here it is. The first thing we need to do is find our picture that we're going to crop to a shape. I'll select Insert, choose Picture, Picture from File, and now, I'll browse to my Assets folder. At the heart of this presentation lies the fact that we are a hotel. So I'm going to go back to our roots and I'll choose a picture of our guest rooms.
I'll choose one, I'll click the blue Insert button, and it's going to dump it right on the slide. I'm not going to worry about that right now. I'm going to crop it to a shape. I'll select the photo and now, I'm going to click the down triangle, directly to the right of the Crop button. I'm going to choose Crop to Shape. Here's out list of shapes. Now, we saw this in the last video when we had all our shapes. So I'm going to choose one that I think would make a nice edition to my slides. I'll choose this one because I can put it right in the corner of every slide.
It's cropped it to that shape and now I can resize it. I can click, and drag, and move it around. This is quite large and it might overrun my text, so I'm going to make it even smaller. In fact, if I wanted to, I could bring it right over here to this top border and use the arrows to nudge it. That looks great. Now, let's close out of the Master View by clicking Close Master and we'll see what we end up with. Now, I can see all our section headers.
They all look a little more interesting and they reinforce the fact to the audience, that we are, in fact, a hotel.
- Connecting PowerPoint to OneDrive
- Creating presentations from themes and templates
- Using slide masters
- Changing the layout or theme
- Adding pictures and objects
- Working with bullet points, text boxes, and tables
- Adding shapes, diagrams, and charts
- Incorporating video, audio, and animation
- Adding speaker notes and comments
- Running a slideshow
- Reusing and sharing PowerPoint presentations