Photoshop has sophisticated tools for cutting our shapes from images. In PowerPoint you can reach similar effects by filling a shape with an image. When selecting a fill for a shape, choose "picture or texture fill" instead of a color: Alternatively, choose "slide background fill" to creat "holes" in your graphics. ------------------ If you liked this post, why not subscribe to daily updates about presentation design via email? Just blog posts, no spam, or you can follow Jan on Twitter to never miss a thing.