First, open PowerPoint on your computer. You will be prompted to create a new presentation using a pre-made template. Templates come with preselected font types, colors, and backgrounds, which can be helpful if you're unfamiliar with design or would rather focus your energy on the content of your presentation, rather than how it looks.
You have the option to select a suggested template or search for a different template using keywords. For example, you can type "teacher" into the search box and a list of teacher-oriented templates will be displayed.
If you decide that you do not see a template that you like, select a blank presentation. Then select the design tab and look for templates there. Each template has a recommended font color. For darker backgrounds try to select lighter font colors and for lighter backgrounds try to select darker font colors.
Be consistent with the selection of the template or design. This allows for a more professional look for the presentation. Remember that you want your presentation to be visually interesting to the audience, but not distracting. If you choose to show more than one template in your presentation, try to choose templates that are similar to each other (for instance, both templates have green backgrounds).
Below is an example of one presentation with multiple templates:
Instead of using a template from the Design tab, an image can be used as the background of a slide. Watch the video below to see how to add a background image to your presentation.
When selecting a font, there are a few things you should keep in mind: