How to make text easy to read on any image

Text can be hard to read if you place it on top of an image on a PowerPoint slide. If the image has light and dark areas, the text color will be visible in one area but not the other. The technique in this video works in PowerPoint 2007 and higher and allows you to place text on any image and it will be easy to read. I suggest you play the video full screen by using the full screen button in the lower right corner of the video player so that you can see all the steps I show.

By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 4.8 million times and liked over 17,000 times on YouTube.