How do I dim the background of a picture in PowerPoint?

How do I reduce the brightness of a PowerPoint background?

Click the Picture Tools Format or Picture Format tab in the Ribbon. In the Adjust group, click Corrections. A drop-down menu appears. Under Brightness/Contrast, hover over the thumbnails to preview the effect and when you find the setting you want, click the thumbnail.

What is the setting that lightens a picture in PowerPoint?

When you select an image in PowerPoint, you should see the Format tab within the Picture Tools tab appear. This is a “context sensitive” tab and only appears when a picture is selected. On the Format tab, you will see the Corrections command, and this is a good place to start on your quest to lighten up that image.

How do you blur the background of a picture in PowerPoint?

Select the picture. On the Picture Tools Format tab, click the Artistic Effects dropdown (in the Adjust group). Click the Blur option (the last option on the second row) from the gallery.

How do you blur an area in PowerPoint?

Use Insert > Shape to draw a shape over the area you want to blur. On the Format tab, select Shape Fill > Eyedropper. With the Eyedropper, click a part of the picture whose color approximates the color you want the blurred shape to be. On the Format tab, select Shape Effects > Soft Edges.

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