Tired of the same old curved lines and world globe PowerPoint backgrounds? Want to impress your next crowd with something new? Why not make your own artistic PowerPoint background? Here’s how:
Whenever you use others’ images, you must ensure you following their licensing rules. For instance, make sure you can create derivative works out of it (modifications to the original). And add a copyright notice somewhere, perhaps in the notes section or at the end of the presentation.
Here’s a nice image I found using the keyword wall. In this case, I had to contact the artist (photo: (c) Helga Weber) directly to ask for derivative rights.
See this video for a step-by-step example and explanation of how to find images you’re allowed to use.
Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for boardroom presentations. Visit his blog Speaking PowerPoint for more tips on PowerPoint, storytelling and visual business communication.
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