Readers from the early days will remember similar posts, but I want to bring up the subject of cutouts again. Recently, I started using them more, especially in combination with randomly drawn shapes.
  1. Fill the background of a slide with an image. Right-click the slide, select [format background], select [Picture or texture fill] and select a file. Note that this is different from simply copying a page-covering image on your slide.

  2. Copy another image over it.

  3. Draw a shape, I like using random shapes.

  4. Right-click the shape and select [Format shape], [Fill], [Slide background fill], and add an inner shadow for additional effect.

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