How to Add a PowerPoint Watermark to Your Presentation

Your work product is about more than just the hours you put into a job. It’s also about the commitment to excellence and the unique point of view you add to a discussion. That’s why you want to protect your intellectual property, as well as that of your company. One of the best ways to do that is to add a PowerPoint watermark that identifies the source of your slides, so they can’t be easily plagiarized by people looking to short-cut their own work. Your watermark can be set to anything you like, so it can serve as a consistent background image to each slide or as a small, transparent logo that still clearly identifies the source of each slide.
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Adding a Transparent Image as a Watermark
You will need to create the image that you want to use as a transparent background in your slide before exploring how to add a PowerPoint watermark. Once you have one you want to add, follow these steps.
  1. Click on View, then on Slide Master
  2. Switch over to the Instert tab, and then select Shapes, then pick a rectangular form
  3. Right click on it and select Format Shape…
  4. This will open a panel, and on the panel you need to select Picture or texture fill
  5. Choose File to select your image file
  6. Change the selection size and shape to match the picture file or select Tile picture as texture to constrain its dimensions and proportions
  7. Close the Slide Master and use the normal presentation view to make sure your watermark is in place
Making an Original Watermark Image
Creating an image to use as your watermark is easy, but you don’t have to start from scratch. You can easily use a company logo or a stock image from Shutterstock to build your PowerPoint watermark with Photoshop or other editing software. When you have millions of stock images at your fingertips and the tools that allow you to customize them according to your project’s needs, it gets a lot easier to build unique watermarks that set your work apart from the competition, ensuring you get credit for everything you do. Affordable plans with flat monthly license agreements are built to scale with your professional needs, so you can easily find one to match your current project goals and budget.
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