What is a Tiled Picture Background?
Tiling a picture is a process where the computer program takes a single picture and repeats that picture many times until it covers the whole background. This process is often used on webpages when a texture is desired for a background rather than a plain colored background. The texture is a very small picture file, and when repeated many times, appears to seamlessly cover the background as if it was one large image.
It is also possible to tile any picture across a PowerPoint slide to use as a background. However this may prove distracting to the audience. If you do decide to use a tiled background for your PowerPoint slide, then be sure to make it a transparent background as well. The method for applying a transparency was shown in the previous step.
Tile the PowerPoint Picture Background
- In the Format Background... dialog box, select the picture to be applied as the slide background.
- Check the box beside Tile picture as texture.
- Drag the slider beside Transparency until you are happy with the results.
- Click the Close button to apply the change.