Changing your font background step by step picture tutorial

I just LOVE it when I learn a new trick for creating on Power Point! Today I learned how to format and change the background FOR ANY FONT! You see the picture up there? That's a regular KG font (Melonheadz)...not bubble letters...just normal...that has been transformed into bubblish letter with digital paper filling in the background!

This is my first step by step tutorial. And my toddler is busy right now so I wanted to do this real quick. You won't see cute arrows pointing to spots on the screen you should look at. So...just look real hard.. :)

Step 1:

Open a blank document on Power Point. Go to Insert on the top and click on Word Art.

Step 2: 

You will see this box appear. Change it to any wording you want. 

Step 3:

Enlarge it to any size and change the font to anything you'd like. In this case I have used KG Melonheadz.

Step 4:

Highlight the text, right click, and select Format Text.

Step 5:

You will get this box. Click on TEXT FILL from the left sidebar.

Step 6:

Click on the Picture or Texture tab on the top. Next, click on CHOOSE PICTURE where it says "From File."

Step 7:

After you select "Choose Picture," you will get your pop up window to choose a file. I have gone into my Digital Paper files and will select a digital paper that I want to fill the background with.

So here is a background paper I worked with. Choose the one you want and click INSERT.

You will see the preview of the background you chose. You notice how the one below IS NOT a paw print one like I have above? That's not a mistake...that's because I used a different one after I screen shot the picture, and then was too lazy to re-do the shot. That's how I roll. So anyway, I went with this striped paper instead.

Click OK.

And there you go! Your text now has that digital paper as the background.

You can also add details to the text such as a highlight.

To do this you:

1) Select the text

2) Click on Text Effects on top (the A that looks highlighted with blue).

3) Select "Glow," from this menu.

4) Select "Glow Options."

5) Choose the color you want to highlight with. Below, it is on black. You can also adjust the width/intensity of the color by moving the "size," slider bar. And then you can adjust the transparency if you want. I haven't done that to the above example. 

And thanks to awesome people on Instagram - I got this new tip - you can enlarge each letter to make bulletin board sized ones - print, laminate, and cut. No more needing to buy letter cut outs from the store!

Alright!! Now go make your fonts cool!!

Thanks for stopping by. 

Let me know if you have any questions still. 

I had some questions as to where I get my digital paper files from. I get all of mine from Teachers Pay Teachers. If you are new to getting digital papers, the easiest way is to go to TpT and do a search for digital papers. There are tonsss of free papers out there if you are just wanting to get a feel for it. After you search for digital papers, go to the left hand side bar and click on free. They come in Zip files and once you have downloaded it, just click on that zipped folder to open up the files. Save them to wherever you want on the computer and use that to insert into your letters. 


  1. Your tutorial was arrows or pawprint photo needed for me to follow! Thank you for the reminder.

  2. I always did this in photoshop, because I was never sure of all the steps in powerpoint! Thanks for sharing!


  3. This is great, Amna! Thanks for sharing. Now to start using Powerpoint!

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

    1. Thanks Charlene!! Yes, Power Point is the way to go!

  4. So stinkin' easy! Thanks! I'm off to make cute letters!

    :) Ash
    The Rolly Chair

  5. YOU JUST ROCKED MY WORLD! Thank you! So easy :)

    1. hahah love IS so easy..can't believe I didn't know it before. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. OMG! How cool was that!! Loved your tutorial! No need for pointers! You were detailed and perfect! Thanks so much!

    1. yay thanks!! lol...people spend SOME TIME adding in those arrows!

  7. Love the tutorial! Now where do I go to get the digital backgrounds?

    1. Hi! I go to Teachers Pay Teachers and search for digital papers. You can click on "free," from the left hand menu bar after you do a search for digital or background papers and you will see a bunch!

    2. They also have A TON on Etsy. Search "digital scrapbook" and you'll get a million results. You can narrow it down if you want EX: "digital scrapbook chevron".

  8. This is just what I needed!! Thanks for te step by step!!

  9. Thank you for sharing!! I am so excited now. What is your instagram name, I'd love to follow you on there too!

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