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Video:How to Create a Watermark in PowerPoint 2010

with Kostas Georgokitsos

Creating a watermark in PowerPoint 2010 can be a simple way to personalize your PowerPoint presentation. Watch this how-to video from About.com for tips on creating a watermark in PowerPoint 2010.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Create a Watermark in PowerPoint 2010

Hi, I'm Kostas Georgokitsos for About.com. Today I'll show you how to add a watermark on your PowerPoint slides.

Create a Watermark in PowerPoint 2010 With a Picture

Choose the slide you want to add the watermark to. Click on the insert tab. In the Images group click Picture. From the dialog box that opens up choose the picture you want as a watermark, and click insert. If you do not have an image at hand you might want to check if an image from Clip Art fits your needs. Click on Clip Art. Use a descriptive word or phrase to search for the clip art you could use, and click Go.

If you find something that fits your needs double-click on it to insert it. When you have inserted the image or clip art, adjust it in size and bring it to the position you want.

Format the Watermark in PowerPoint 2010

To make the watermark less obtrusive, select the image. This opens the Picture Tools tab. Under the Format tab, click Color and choose the fade that you want. Go to corrections and select the contrast and brightness to tone the image down a bit.

Finally, you'll need to send the watermark to the back of the slide. Right-click on the watermark and select Send to back. This way any additional elements, such as text, will appear in front of it. If you need to add a watermark to the complete presentation, go to the View tab and select Slide Master in Masters Views. Click the Insert tab, then Picture or Clip Art, select the image and insert it. Continue as before.

Add Text as a Watermark in PowerPoint 2010

You can also add text as a watermark. Go to the Insert tab and click Text Box. Adjust its size and type your text. Reposition the text box by moving your mouse over it until your pointer turns into a cross and drag it to the desired location. 

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