How to Add a Watermark in PowerPoint

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Adding a watermark to your PowerPoint presentation is an easy way to make it look more professional. Also, it helps you protect your information in case someone wants to steal it and use it for their interest. And it only takes a few minutes.

Let’s walk through the process of adding the watermark, so you will be ready to impress your clients or coworkers.

How to Add Text as a Watermark

Follow these steps to add text as watermark to your presentation:

  1. Open the View tab and select Slide Master.
  2. From the left sidebar, click on the first slide. This way, you will insert the watermark to all slides.
    Adding text as watermark in PowerPoint

  3. Select the Insert tab from the menu bar, so you can start creating the watermark.
  4. Click the Text Box icon and choose Draw Horizontal Text Box. PowerPoint will create a text box and place it in the middle of the slide. You can move, rotate, or resize it at any time during this process.
  5. Click inside the box and enter the text you are using as a watermark.
    Adding text as watermark in PowerPoint

  6. Select the Home tab or double-click the text to choose the size, font type, color, or other customization details. When selecting the text color, it’s better to choose a light color, so it doesn’t make parts of your text hard to read.
  7. In the Home tab, open the Arrange menu and select Send to Back to place the watermark in the background. This way, your audience will have no problem when it comes to reading the text or viewing other elements.
    Adding text as watermark in PowerPoint

  8. Right-click the master slide and select Format Background. Then, click the watermark.
  9. In the Format Shape menu, select Text Options.
  10. Set Text Fill to Solid fill and use the slider next to Transparency. Adjust the value until the watermark fades, and you can easily read the text or identify the other elements in your presentation.
    Text watermark

  11. Once you are done editing your watermark, click the View tab and select Normal.

Note: On some PowerPoint versions, you will find the text editing options in the Format tab.

Related: Turn a Microsoft Word Document Into a PowerPoint Presentation

How to Add an Image as a Watermark

If you want to add your business logo as a watermark, you can easily do it by going through the following steps.

  1. Open the View tab and select Slide Master to apply the logo to every slide in the presentation.
  2. Select the Insert tab and click Shapes.
  3. Right-click the shape you just added and select Format Shape. This will bring up the Format Picture window.
  4. Below Fill, select Picture or texture fill and click Insert to add the image.
    Adding logo as watermark in PowerPoint

  5. Increase the Transparency level until the image blends in the background and doesn’t cover any part of your presentation.
    Adding image as watermark in PowerPoint

  6. In the Format shape window, scroll down to Line and check the No line option. This will remove the shape line and improve your presentation design.

Related: How to Crop an Image to a Perfect Circle in PowerPoint

How to Add Watermark to an Image

You can add information such as author, date, location, or company name to pictures in your presentation, without decreasing the image’s size by adding a watermark. And we will show you how to do it.

  1. Add the picture by simply dragging it over the slide or by opening the Insert tab and clicking Pictures.
  2. In the Insert tab, click WordArt and select a style that fits your presentation. A text box will appear where you can type the watermark’s content. You can style the text’s font, color, size, and so on.
    Adding watermark to an image in PowerPoint

  3. Select the Design tab and click Format Background to adjust the watermark’s level of transparency, so it doesn’t cover your image details
  4. Click the watermark and head to the Format Shape window. There, choose Text Options and move the Transparency slider until you can see through the watermark.
    Adding watermark to an image in PowerPoint

Make Your Presentation Unique

Adding a watermark to your PowerPoint presentation is a great way to make it stand out. You can use our guide and add text or pictures as a watermark or add info to your pictures without having to resize them.

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