I am looking for a way to create a template in which a transparent logo is always on top of an image placeholder.

Google doesn't seem to be very helpful in that area.

What I have found out so far is that PowerPoint always puts the placeholder on top of the eventual slide, and it seems there is no easy way to send a placeholder behind a logo that is placed already in the master.

Any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated.

Thx Guys.

  • Not certain, but a thought... change the slide background to be your placeholder maybe? That will but it behind all items, including master slide items.
    – Scott
    Commented Mar 23, 2021 at 18:58

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You are correct with your findings, if you place an image in your Slide Master the Placeholders rule - so use a place holder in your layer stack. I find that a Web Image Placeholder is a suitable element to use as its not a commonly used type of placeholder.

  • Create your Logo asset in .png or better still .svg
  • Place Web Image Placeholder in Slide Master and 'Fill' with Logo Asset
  • When you use your Layout, the Placeholder will retain the position in the stack.

Refer to the Brandwares website for a detailed explanation and more

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