Adding The Photoshop Generative Fill Remove Background Image to a Slide

Using the .png image created in the previous post, which literally took longer to create the post screen captures than actually remove the background, here is our slide with original image.

And the .png image with no background added to the slide.

Size and position the inserted .png over the original image.

Delete the original image and add the doll image for a great, quick to create, slide!

Troy @ TLC

By |May 30th, 2024|PowerPoint|

Photoshop Generative Fill to Remove Background (Amazing & Easy!)

PowerPoint has a remove background feature. For this complex image, it is not going to work (well). So we are opening the image in Photoshop and using the amazing Generative Fill tool.

The only thing needed is to click the SELECT SUBJET button.

The accuracy is literally amazing to me on the selection made!

With the subject selected, click the LAYER MASK icon to remove the background.

Isolated image!

TIP: do not export this image as the .png for the slide, it has lots of unneeded pixels. Go to IMAGE > TRIM

With these settings, click OK and the canvas is cropped to the visible pixels (Trim is a feature that has been in Photoshop for a long time, and it is amazing!)

Export this image as .png that is now ready to use on a slide.

Troy @ TLC

By |May 28th, 2024|PowerPoint|

PowerPoint Image Flip for the Fast Update

PowerPoint is a robust image editor, something that is taken for granted by those that have not endured the app evolution over the past years. But one humble feature that has seemingly always been there is the ability to rotate, or flip an object, or image. As a presentation designer, visual continuity is something I always am aware of, and revising slides where possible. As example:

Here is an iconic image from the recent Barbie movie, inserted onto a slide.

For this slide, the image was first moved to the right to setup the layout for a side-by-side comparison.

And the iconic Barbie that inspired the movie scene added.

Note, the doll photo shoot has Barbie facing to her right. The opposite of the movie scene. Continuity not ideal. But the doll has nothing indicating direction, or “backwards” so the image update can be accomplished direct in PowerPoint. Select the image > PICTURE FORMAT or HOME tab > ARRANGE > ROTATE > FLIP HORIZONTAL (note: for TLC we have the rotate and flip icons on the QAT as we use them often!).

And with a few clicks that slide images now align, facing the same direction, and visual continuity achieved

Troy @ TLC

By |May 23rd, 2024|PowerPoint| Website Refresh

Okay, let’s try this post again as my previous post had a title and no content (oops!).

Our website,, has finally had a content and styling refresh and is now live! This is big news here at TLC Creative as we were ready to launch a website refresh in early 2020, which did not get finalized as the world went into lock down. Then over the next few years we focused on our virtual meeting platform ( and that changed the content we wanted for the presentation design side of the company. As of this month, the new website refresh is live and we are excited!

Troy @ TLC

By |May 14th, 2024|Resource/Misc|

Podcast episode 197

Troy, Nolan and Sandy have some time with Jamie Garroch of BrightCarbon to talk about the PowerPoint Brightslide addin’s features, new additions and other coding projects he and his team are working on. Plus his upcoming sabbatical plans to adventure through many U.S. states in his custom Minion yellow car and trailer.

Listen through your favorite podcast app or direct here

By |May 7th, 2024|Resource/Misc|
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