Published On: May 24, 2021Categories: Uncategorized

The Ultimate Guide to Branding Your PowerPoint Presentation or Slide Deck

Updating Backgrounds and Logos in PowerPoint Made Easy!

Want to know a secret? Everyone struggles with creating the perfect presentation at some point in their career. Whether your boss asked you to create a presentation to pitch your new idea to leadership or an exec requesting a slide deck detailing the performance of a recent campaign… we’ve all spent hours staring at a blank title slide not knowing where to start next.

Here at Kroma, we spent years mastering the art of a perfect PowerPoint deck, which is why we want to share with you a few quick tips to do it yourself!

Whether you work for a team that has branded PowerPoint decks ready to go or your an entrepreneur starting out for the first time – this guide will help you with even the small things like changing a slide background or adding your logo to a pitch deck. So let’s dive in!

How to Upload an Image to PowerPoint

The decks we are going to use in this guide are downloaded directly from our library (you get a sneak peek, you’re welcome!).This deck is from our Grab and Go selection – so let’s personalize this with custom images to update the look and feel.

First thing’s first, when you launch any PowerPoint template from Kroma, remember to hit Enable Editing! 😄

Woman holding lap top with words 'Kroma & Shutterstock' overhead

From our Stock Images we also snagged a nice little logo (thanks Shutterstock 📣)

Here’s how to update your slide deck theme with a custom brand logo:

  1. First, select and delete the current logo by finding the “Insert” menu item in the navigation.
  2. Go to Insert > Pictures > This Device.
  3. Find the image you are wanting to use in your deck, choose it and insert it.

how to add a logo to your powerpoint

Next, resize the image!

Pro Tip:
This is a super nifty trick in PPT – you can remove the background of your image! These colors will really pop against the black in our example.

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Here’s how to remove the background from an image you insert in PowerPoint:

Go to “Format” in the PPT Menu. You will see ‘Remove Background’ all the way to the left, just click it and watch the magic happen!

how to remove an image background in powerpoint

Just repeat these steps anywhere else you need to replace the deck’s logo for your own.

How to Update a Background Image in PowerPoint

Let’s download another deck, one with LOTS of colors! We pulled this from one of our featured Shutterstock/Kroma decks in our library.

Definitely a grandma I want to hang out with! First thing again, make sure you’ve enabled editing. Changing the background image is pretty simple. Now, let’s pretend that we don’t want Nana in the presentation. There are two ways we can do that. First, at the top select Design and hover over the theme options.

When you find a background theme you like, just select it. Now all of your slides have your new theme applied!

colorful powerpoint template from Kroma

You can change your powerpoint background even further by heading to the top right and choosing ‘Format Background’. This will bring up a whole new set of options for you. You can make the background a solid color, a gradient and even upload a photo! I downloaded an image from our stock library so show you.

Just insert your image!

And there you have it. A couple easy tips and tricks to make your slides work for you! Logos and background colors can shift and change to represent you or your company and will definitely leave a lasting impression.

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