Tutorial Video: Branding Your Presentation


In today’s competitive market, with slide decks as the norm, branding your presentation can help your pitch, quarterly results, or product roadmap presentation stand out.

In this tutorial, learn how to quickly change template colors in PowerPoint to create on-brand presentations that look as if they were designed in-house.

Note that we created the tutorial video on a Mac. If you’re a Windows user, you may notice slight differences in menu options. Also note that, as of yet, there is no way to use this capability in Keynote. If you’d like Keynote-specific instructions, let us know in the comments!

How to Quickly Change Template Colors for PowerPoint Presentations

Step 1: In the top menu, click DESIGN. Move your cursor over to the second ribbon. Click the small downward arrow, and hover over Colors in the menu that pops up. (0:34)

Branding Your Presentation - Step 1

Step 2: A list of color schemes will appear. Click on Customize Colors at the bottom of the list. (0:39)

Changing PowerPoint Colors - Step 2

Step 3: In the panel that appears, focus only on the Accent colors. To make branding your presentations easy, we coded all colors in our templates using Accent colors. (0:45)

Branding Your Presentation - Step 3

Step 4: Choose the Accent color you want to change, and another panel will appear. Use that new panel to choose your new color. You can do so in one of three ways: move the sliders, type in brand color hex codes, or choose from the Recent Colors menu at the bottom of the panel. (0:58)

Branding Your Presentation - Step 4

Step 5: Once you’ve set each Accent color, type in the name of your new theme at the bottom so you can use it the next time you use this template. (1:12)

Branding Your Presentation - Step 5

Step 6: Then click SAVE, and voilà! What was once colored black is now colored brown. (1:20)

Branding Your Presentation - Step 6

You’ve successfully branded your presentation and can use your newly saved color scheme on any SlideShop template in the future.

Branding Your Presentation: How to Use Your Newly Saved Color Scheme in Future Presentations

When it comes time to create your next presentation, go to View and click into the Master Slide view. (1:29)

Save PPT Color Scheme - Step 1

Click on the Master Slide in the deck to the left, and then move your cursor to the Colors dropdown menu. From there, select your saved color scheme to automatically change the colors in the template. (1:40)

Save PPT Color Scheme - Step 2

Need a template to brand as your own?

It’s easy to customize the color scheme of every one of the 90,000+ graphics, charts, visualization tools, and presentation templates in SlideShop’s library. Search for a slide or other visualization tool here.

Become a subscriber and gain instant access to SlideShop’s entire suite of graphics, charts, visualization tools, and presentation templates, all available for PowerPoint, Keynote, and Slides.

Want to read more?

Check out these popular blog posts:

The Side Hustle: Save Time and Do More by Templatizing

Turn a Product Roadmap into a Project Plan

Become A Thought Leader in 3 Steps