When you want to format your slide background to look different than the default background styles available in PowerPoint, you can certainly explore both solid and gradient fills for slide backgrounds — we have already explained these two options in separate tutorials. In addition, you can also choose a picture or texture fill for your slide backgrounds. We cover picture fills for slide backgrounds in this tutorial, and will look at texture fills in a subsequent tutorial. Before we go further, let us explore how picture fills are different from texture fills. Although both picture or texture fills work very similarly, choosing one option over the other can make the same background look so different. While a picture background results in your slide using a single picture as a backdrop, using a texture background can result in the same picture being tiled across the slide background. Also some pictures lend themselves better to being used as textures, especially if they are seamless.