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Removing Picture Backgrounds
Figure 11-15: Removing the background.
3. Use the Mark Areas to Keep and Mark Areas to Remove buttons to
refine the location of the picture’s background.
For example, if an area that’s part of the subject is shown as background,
click the Mark Areas to Keep button. Then, either click in the area you
want included or click and drag a line across a large portion of the area
to be included. PowerPoint will attempt to discern which part of the
picture you marked and include that area in the picture’s subject.
Similarly, if PowerPoint has mistaken part of the background for the
subject, click the Mark Areas to Remove button and click or draw a line
within the area that should be removed.
If PowerPoint misinterprets your mark, press Ctrl+Z to undo your action.
Or, click the Delete Mark button and then click the mark you want to
4. Repeat Step 3 until you’ve successfully removed the picture’s
5. Click the Keep Changes button.
The slide returns to normal, with the background of your picture