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Enhancing Your Presentation With PowerPoint Clipart

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Do you want to add excellent visual content to your PowerPoint presentations?

Learning to insert clipart into your presentation can increase the visual impact on your audience, improving engagement.

In this blog post, we will walk through the following:

  • How to add clipart images.

  • How to use stock images in PowerPoint presentations.

  • How to customize your presentation clipart images.

  • Frequently asked questions about PowerPoint clipart for your presentations.

How to Insert a PowerPoint Clipart

Add clipart images.

If you're using the 2016 version of Microsoft PowerPoint and want to insert clipart images into your presentation:

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation and select a slide where you want to insert your clipart.

    Open your PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Click the "Insert" tab, select "Pictures," and choose "Online Pictures" from the drop-down menu.

    Select "Insert" tab, click Pictures and choose "Online Pictures" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Once the "Online Pictures" dialog box appears, start typing the keywords for the clipart you want to use in your presentation in the search bar and press "enter."

    In the "Online Pictures" dialog box, type keywords for your clipart and press enter.
  4. Click the "Filtered" icon and select "Clipart" from the "Type" section, then check the box beside "Creative Commons only."

    Select the "Filtered" icon and click "Clipart" from the type section and check the box beside "Creative Commons only."
  5. Then select a clipart image you want to use in your PowerPoint presentation and click "Insert."

    Select your desired clipart you want to use in your presentation and click "Insert."
  6. Once you click "Insert," you can move and resize the clipart on your PowerPoint presentations.

    Move and drag the clipart images, after you click "Insert."

Note: By checking the box for "Creative Commons Only," you enable the licensing filter when searching Bing content.

Use Stock Images in PowerPoint Presentations

To use the clipart images in your presentation for the 2019 and 2021 newer versions of MS PowerPoint:

  1. Open your 2019 or 2021 PowerPoint presentation.

    Open your 2021 version of PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Select a presentation slide from your PowerPoint, click the "Insert" tab, and choose "Pictures" in the "Images" group.

    Select "Insert" tab and click "Pictures."
  3. From the "Pictures" drop-down menu, select "Stock Images."

    From the "Pictures" drop-down menu, select "Stock Images."
  4. In the "Stock Images" dialog box, select "Illustrations" and click a specific clipart image you want to use for your presentation. Then click the "Insert" button.

    Select "Illustrations" and click the cliparts you want to use from the clip art library  and choose "Insert."
  5. After selecting the "Insert" button, your clipart images are visible on your slide.

    Move and drag the licensed clip art to your desired place, once it appear on your presentation.

Customize Your Presentation Clipart Images

To customize your clipart for a presentation:

  1. Select the clipart you inserted into your PowerPoint presentation.

    Select the thumbnail image of your clipart.
  2. Click the "Graphics" tab and select "Graphic Fill," "Graphic Outline," or "Graphic Styles" to customize your clipart images.

    Click "Graphics" and select from the "graphic fill," "graphic outline," or "graphic styles" to customise your clip arts.

Final Thoughts on How to Insert PowerPoint Clipart Images Into Your Presentation

If you need help inserting clip art on your Microsoft PowerPoint, follow the quick and easy steps above. You can check out the Simple Slides how-to blog page for more PowerPoint updates and Google Slides presentation advice. Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel, Simple Slides!

Frequently Asked Questions About PowerPoint Clipart for Your Presentations:

Why should I use "clipart images" in your PowerPoint presentation?

Using clipart in your PowerPoint can create a compelling visual impact and increase your engagement with your viewers.

What are the shortcut keys for enabling online pictures in PowerPoint presentations?

The shortcut key for enabling online pictures in PowerPoint presentations is Alt+N+P+O.

Can I access clipart images on PowerPoint Web?

You can insert clipart images on PowerPoint Web by following the steps in "Use stock images in PowerPoint presentations."

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