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Jul 12

How to extend a photo background with Powerpoint in your sales presentations

Crowded background in PowerpointOnce you have understood the principles of empty space (that Garr Reynolds calls “negative space”), the rule of thirds, and other design principles of Powerpoint, you will discover that most photo backgrounds are too crowded. Those design rules are nevertheless fundamental to design effective  sales presentations.

This is the reason why, for most images I use in PowerPoint, I extend the background and create more empty space for type.
This can be done thanks to graphic software like Photoshop. However it is very easy to do with Powerpoint.

How to do this with Powerpoint ?

1.    Duplicate the image, and crop the second image… (ribbon / drawing tools / crop)
Crop the duplicate image in Powerpoint

2.    ….left and right, just to keep the background you want to extend
Crop the duplicate image in Powerpoint

3.    Extend the new piece of background
Extend the new piece of background

Up to you to select wisely parts of background that are quite neutral for a perfect result.

How to extend a photo background with powerpoint

See this news in French: http://presentations-de-vente.com/comment-etendre-arriere-plan-photo-powerpoint

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