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Where Can I Get Cool PowerPoint Backgrounds?

written by: •edited by: Heather Marie Kosur•updated: 6/15/2010

Beautiful backgrounds make your PowerPoint presentation more attractive. These backgrounds can be created with a graphics application or be downloaded from various websites. Here’s a list of some websites where you can find amazing PowerPoint backgrounds and templates.

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    PowerPoint Backgrounds

    PowerPoint is the most popular presentation tool. And, when we talk about presentation, it is imperative that all of us want to make our presentation look beautiful and attractive. To do, this we use various kinds of transition effects, animations, and clipart. Backgrounds for PowerPoint are another important way to make our presentation look cool.

    There are several ways to get your PowerPoint background. You can either create your own or download one. To create your own background, you’ll need graphics software like Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, or If you are familiar with any of these graphics tools, creating a PowerPoint background will not be that hard for you.

    If you are not familiar with creating your own backgrounds, here are some places where you can download some cool PowerPoint backgrounds.

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    Animation Factory

    Animation Factory is a place with 500,000 animated cliparts, PowerPoint templates, backgrounds, and videos. It is a good resource of professional quality PowerPoint backgrounds and animated PowerPoint templates. The PowerPoint templates come complete with the background, graphics, and fonts. These templates are royalty free and can be downloaded as many times as you want. However, to have access to the PowerPoint template library, you need to be a Platinum or Pro member of Animation Factory.

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    TemplatesWise is another great resource for PowerPoint templates and backgrounds for all your presentation needs. The good thing about these templates and backgrounds is that they are free and also include a couple of slides ready to be used. The templates are categorized into various categories like abstract and business for easier browsing.

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    Indezine is another resource for free and premium PowerPoint templates and backgrounds. The templates are created in many colors and categories and you can choose the one that fits your need.

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    PoweredTemplates hosts professional quality free and premium PowerPoint template including animated templates. These templates are categorized well into many categories for easy browsing.

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    PowerBacks is another good site to find PowerPoint templates. The original JPG files used in the templates accompany each template in the downloads. The site features PowerPoint templates in several categories like business templates, education templates, science templates, and technology templates.

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    Backgroundartz is another resource for your PowerPoint backgrounds and template needs. There are some great collection in this site and all categorized in an user friendly way.

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    Ppted has a great collection of PowerPoint backgrounds and templates. The templates and background are available in both standard and wide screen sizes. You can browse through the collection easily with its thumbnail listings.

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    Templateready is another resource for PowerPoint templates and PowerPoint backgrounds. It features a wide collection professional quality PowerPoint Backgrounds and templates in various categories ranging from sports to medical to financial, and, compared to other such sites, the prices seem a bit lower here.

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    Crystalgraphics is another great place to shop for some PowerPoint templates. It has a huge collection of PowerPoint templates in a wide range of topics.