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24+ Cool Free Background Presentation Templates (PPT & Google Slides 2022)

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Do you need to create a visually appealing looking presentation? Are you worried that you won't be able to create a professional-looking design? Your slide background can make a difference.

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Morimo is one of the many high-quality premium presentation templates available on Envato Elements  

Don't waste another second trying to build your presentation from scratch. Use professionally designed Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides templates for your next presentation. 

Using templates for your upcoming presentations reduces the stress of creating the presentation. Start out with an already well-designed presentation. All you've got to do is fill out the slides and make any customizations that you see fit. Your presentation is ready to go! 

Check out all the top-selling premium Microsoft PowerPoint templates and Google Slides templates available on Envato Elements. We also have plenty of premium best-selling presentation templates available on GraphicRiver for you to check out as well.

Best PowerPoint and Google Slides Presentation Templates on Envato Elements (With Unlimited Use)

Envato Elements has thousands of premium PowerPoint and Google Slides templates available on the web.
 
For a low monthly cost, access this massive library of templates and bring your presentations to life.
 
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Check out premium cool backgrounds for Google Slides and PowerPoint on Envato Elements.

Using a professionally designed template starts you off with a proven design. And it gives you complete control over the design process. All the images, text, fonts, objects, and color schemes are editable. This lets you to create a completely custom presentation based on a professional design. You won't find this quality and customization available in any free templates available. 

If you'd rather buy a single premium slide background, head over to GraphicRiver.

5 Best Top Trending Premium PowerPoint and Google Slides Presentation Templates (From Envato Elements - For (2022)

There are many simple Google Slides themes from you to choose from on the Envato Elements. To help you with your search, I've collected five of the best-selling Google Slides minimalist themes on Envato Elements for you to check out: 

1. Clotera: Cool Backgrounds for Google Slides

Slide through the gallery to see more of Clotera, a cool background presentation

Clotera features cool backgrounds for Google Slides. All elements on this template are editable. Whether you want to replace images, change colors, or change fonts, you mold this modern template to your needs.

Here are the features for this Google Slides Theme template. 

  • 150+ total slides
  • 30 Slides for each template
  • five color variations
  • drag & drop picture placeholder

2. Yuke PowerPoint Template With Cool Backgrounds 

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First on our list is the best-selling template Yukee. The template features many cool background images for PowerPoint presentations. It's suitable for any kind of business, especially for consultants and pitch decks.

Here's what you can expect in this template: 

  • 42 multipurpose slides
  • clean and simple design
  • PPTX and PPT templates included

Download this template now.

3. Fractions Template With Cool Background

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The Fractions template has a nice background for personal and business PowerPoint presentations. This design features many well-designed layouts that are sure to impress. This template comes with all the tools you need to create a professional template. 

Here are a few notable features for the Fractions template:

  • 150+ total slides
  • 30 slides for each template
  • section break slides
  • five color variations

4. Dropdown PowerPoint Presentation Template

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This is what you can expect to see in this template:

  • 30 Unique Slides each Template
  • 10 PPTX files 
  • 10 PPT files
  • five premade colors 
  • widescreen & standard

Get started on creating a professionally designed PowerPoint presentation now.

5. Matrix Google Slides Presentation

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The Matrix Google Slide template is one sleek and modern looking template. If your presentation is going to make use of images, then this is the template for you. This template is a bit more on the creative side but will still work well for business presentations. 

All the elements in this template are customizable, so you change them to whatever your project needs. Give your audience a visually appealing Google Slides presentation with this premium template. 

Now let's go over five of the best PowerPoint and Google Slides templates available for sale one at a time on GraphicRiver.

Top 5 Premium PowerPoint and Google Slides Presentation Templates From GraphicRiver for (2022)

If you only need to buy a PowerPoint or Google Slides template design one at a time, then GraphicRiver has what you need. The templates on GraphicRiver have the same high-quality professional design and come at an affordable price. Here are the top five templates on GraphicRiver:

1. Massive X Presentation Template

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The Massive X presentation template is just that, massive! It comes with 720+ fully editable slides and 930+ font and vector icons. Expect to find slides that contain infographics, motion fx, about pages, data distribution and much more.

Here's what users are saying about this template:

It is among the greatest available!
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2. Digitron: Sophisticated Layout

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This eye-catching PowerPoint template features 36 slides that are drag and drop editable. If you're trying to wow your audience, then this template is a must-have. The simple but sophisticated layout and shapes used in the slides will help you create a one of a kind presentation.

3. Project Management: Infographics

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As the name states, this will work great for any type of project management presentation. The template is full of color, has 22 unique slides, and you can easily make customizations through the master slide.  It's built-in with 16:9 Full HD resolution and can be exported in the PPTX file format.

Grab this PowerPoint template today.

4. Mota: With Backgrounds for Google Slides

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Mota has plenty of high-quality slide background images that'll engage your audience. The clean, spacious, and minimalist design works well for presenting just about any type of project.

Here's what you can expect from this template

  • 90+ unique custom slides.
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • over 900+ Font icons included.
  • easily editable data-driven charts 
  • effective infographics with creative visualization.

5. Diffen: Unique Slide Backgrounds

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Diffen has it all. Unique slide backgrounds, infographics, charts, layered slides, and much more. This Google Slides theme can help you transform any ordinary looking presentation into an unforgettable presentation.

Here are a few notable features:

  • 80+ unique custom slides
  • over 400 Font icons included
  • device mockups included
  • fast and free support and updates

Now that we've covered some of the best-selling premium templates with cool background slides, let's go over the best free templates available that you can download right now.

24 Top Free PowerPoint and Google Slides Presentation Templates With Great Background Designs to Download for 2022

The premium slide background design templates let you use the best designs available for your presentation. This ensures that the user experience is the best it can be. What if you're on a tight budget and can't afford premium designs? You can still create a professional-looking presentation with free background design templates you can download.

Before looking for a free slide background template on the web, check Envato's free offerings first. Try out various premium template files (not always backgrounds for Google Slides or PowerPoint) at no cost to you.

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Take a look at our month's free files. You might find a nice background for Google Slides.

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If you didn't find what you're looking for above, I've collected a list of 24 of the best free background design templates for you to download below: 

1. Green Pitch Deck

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This presentation template features many nature images. Use this type of presentation to share a business model, show financials, or introduce your team. 

2. Finance PowerPoint Template

This is another good template to use for your upcoming business presentation. The main slide background has an image of a finance team and a tower of coins behind them. The template has a simple user interface. 

3. Abstract Gradients Waves

All the abstract background shapes will make your PowerPoint more interesting. All the cool background images for PowerPoint presentations are included with your free download. It includes a customizable icon family with 135 different icons.

4. Company Meeting PowerPoint Template

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This free template has cool background images for PowerPoint presentations. This presentation is ideal for company meetings and other types of business presentations.

5. House Renovation

Use this template for any real estate presentation as it features icons and images of construction workers and painters. This template has a color theme and will automatically apply color when copied and pasted.

6. Strategy PowerPoint Template

If you need to deliver a presentation that goes over a particular strategy or objective, then this free download is for you. The file size of this free template is only 3 Mb and features an image of a chess game on the main slide background. 

7. Online Shopping

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The main slide background has a world map with a computer mouse, which is ideal for any eCommerce PowerPoint presentation. There's a drag and drop image placeholder the vector graphics 100% fully editable.

8. Finance Education PowerPoint Template

Use the free Finance Education PowerPoint template for online finance education seminars as well as other economics or finance presentations. The template contains a blue background with a bottom area where you can place your presentation title and subheading.

9. Mobile Control Drone PowerPoint Template

The slide background in this template features a drone. The aspect ratio of the template is 16:9 and all the cool background images for PowerPoint presentations are included.

10. Corporate Headquarters PowerPoint Template

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This free corporate PowerPoint template has a modern slide background featuring an image of corporate headquarters. The template has a blue color scheme and standard sized fonts.

11. Free World Trip Map

Expect to find 34 different slides in this business PowerPoint template. World map infographics are present throughout the template and they're all easily editable.

12. Executive Coach PowerPoint Template

The slide background features a high definition image of a man giving a business presentation. It contains a coaching presentation with a chart and a blue background style.

13. Signing a Document Business

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This free template features 34 creative and simple slides. Expect to find vector shapes, 120 icons, and easy editable data-driven charts.

14. Leadership Concept

This template is based off the master slides. It's got a 16:9 widescreen layout. All the infographics and images are included in the template. Customize each slide to fit your presentation.

15. Executive Coaching PPT

This executive template for PowerPoint with businessmen and a world map slide background is ideal for any type of course or training. All the elements in the template are editable included the color scheme. 

16. City Skyscrapers View

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This template features a contemporary design with more than 34 slides. Included are infographic elements, graphs, charts, tables, and diagrams.

17. Launch Space Rocket

The slide background for this free template includes a rocket ship taking off and a yellow background. This will work well if you need to show your company's success or plans that you're making for a particular project.

18. Academic Presentation

Expect blue-green ribbon accents on the slides in this theme and a cover photo of books in a library. The template is in 16:9 widescreen format and is easily editable.  

19. Isometric Proposal Presentation

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This free template with an isometric graphic background slide is 100% editable. It's got 48 different slides with backgrounds and is available in five different colors. It also includes 1000+ icons and Flaticons.

20. Museum Company Profile Presentation

The free museum template has a creative slide background of museum statues. This template will help you take a more professional approach to your presentation. 

21. Engineering Project Proposal Presentation

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The slide background features a windy road through nature. There are 26 editable slides and included are graphics and maps.

22. Solar Power Project Proposal Presentation

This environmental template includes high-quality graphics that'll help your presentation stand out. All 18 slides are ready for you to edit right after downloading it. 

23. Strategic Decisions PowerPoint Template

The standard-sized font Calibri is used in this template. It's got a slide background with Eurodollars and bills. This template can work well for any finance presentation that you've got coming up.

24. Furniture and Product Design Portfolio Presentation

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Expect 21 different slides with the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. There's a file in the template that includes all the information about fonts, colors, and credits of the free resources used.

Now that we've covered all the best premium and free templates available, let's go over some presentation designing tips that can help you take your presentations to the next level.

5 Quick Tips For Better Presentation Slide and Background Designs in 2022

Using a premium or free template to start your presentation is sure to help you create a more appealing presentation. But you still need to know how to use the templates. To make the best presentation you can make, edit the templates further. 

Below are five tips that can help you get the most of any type of any presentation template you download:

1. Align All Your Objects

Having all your objects in line with each other on your slides makes your presentation look well put together. This will help give your audience a clearer picture of what you're trying to present. Select all the objects on a slide and choose the Alignment Type option in the Arrange options bar to align all your objects.

2. Keep the Slides Simple

Premium and free templates have high-quality stunning designs with lots of graphics, images, graphs, and text. But it's often best to keep your slides simple. Each slide should be easily digestible by your audience. Avoid overcrowding your slides. When adding elements to your slides make sure they're absolutely necessary.

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Norrow, a premium template from Envato Elements, features a very simple design on its slides.

3. Limit Text and Bullet Points

Having line after line of text and bullet point after bullet point will undoubtedly bore your audience. To give more detail per each slide, create a separate document and give this to your audience during the presentation. The slides should just contain short and concise notes to trigger different talking points.

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The premium WinWard presentation features a modern and clean design with minimal text and bullet points

4. Limit the Fonts Used

Often templates contain slides that have a variety of fonts used. Keep your presentations to three fonts max, one main font and two sub fonts. Including too many fonts will make your presentation seem inconsistent. 

Also, use fonts that can easily be read. If your audience can't read the text on your slides, then your presentation is doomed from the start.

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Fortnite, a premium template from Elements, makes use of two easy to read fonts in its professionally crafted template.

5. Use High-Quality Photos and Graphics

Nothing looks more amateur than having low-quality visuals. Only include images and graphics with quality to enhance your presentation. Using high-quality visuals has a subconscious effect on your audience. Good visuals help them take your presentation more seriously. 

5 Amazing Design Trends for Your Slide Backgrounds

Do you want to elevate your project with nice backgrounds? Here are some of our Google Slides and PowerPoint templates ready for you to work with. Take a look at these five trends that’ll give your slide backgrounds a professional and sleek look:

1. Gradients

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Download this Premium template with cool backgrounds for Google Slides and PowerPoint.

Spice up your presentation with this cool background for Google Slides. Add a gradient background to give your project amazing visuals and a fun look. This design trend is versatile and can work in different color combinations. The best thing about these cool background slides is that all elements are editable.

Learn how to create a pastel gradient for you cool background slides:

2. Color Blocking

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Try color-blocking with this Premium template. Download these colorful and cool backgrounds for presentations.

Color blocking is everywhere, from fashion to art and graphic design. But what exactly is color blocking? It consists of picking opposite colors and pairing them to create powerful combinations.

Get on board with this trend and give your project a stunning look with these cool backgrounds for Google Slides and PowerPointCheck out the best color palettes to create beautiful backgrounds for your slides:

3. Organic Shapes

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Use organic shapes to design a cool background presentation. This design trend features imperfect shapes that are reminiscent of nature. These forms will be a part of the background rather than taking up the entire space.

Like abstract shapes, monogram patterns can also elevate your slide backgrounds. Learn more here:

4. Minimal Images

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This black and white template has beautiful backgrounds for your slides. Download this Premium template today.

One of the basic rules for designing a beautiful background for your slides is to keep it uncluttered. So, be careful if you want to add images to your slide backgrounds. Photos can steal attention from your primary information.

This template includes beautiful backgrounds for your slides. Everyone will love the black and white images, they're minimal and elegant. Read this article to see more minimalist and beautiful backgrounds for your slides:

5. Neon Inspiration

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Try neon-inspired designs with this Premium template with cool backgrounds for Google Slides and PowerPoint.

Download this premium template to get cool backgrounds for your presentations. This cool background for Google Slides has everything you ask for if you’re looking for a neon design. Get bright colors, graphics, and amazing photos. Download these slide backgrounds and give neon and futuristic elements to your project.

Learn more about neon color palettes for your cool background slides:

Discover More Stylish PowerPoint & Google Slides Presentation Templates Designs for 2022

The premium Google Slides and PowerPoint templates mentioned in this article are valuable resources for you in your upcoming presentations. With all the presentation templates available from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver there's sure to be a template that suits your needs.

By purchasing the low-cost unlimited subscription on Envato Elements, you'll get complete access to a library of all types of cool background images for PowerPoint presentations and Google Slides. If you didn't find the perfect template for your business above, then browse through these other articles:

5 Incredible Benefits of Using Slide Backgrounds With Premium Designs (2022)

Are you still wondering if you should use a premium cool background for your slideshows? The advantages of premium designs are second to none and will make your work shine.
 
Here are five reasons you should go Premium and start working with our cool background slides:
  1. Save your budget. There’s no need to hire an extra designer to complete your design projects. This is the most valuable subscription to improve your work.
  2. Stand out from the crowd. Our libraries include top-notch designs that are always on-trend. With Envato Elements, you’ll never look outdated.
  3. Save time. Get your work done faster and easier. Stop worrying about creating something from scratch. Our templates are ready to use.
  4. Unlimited downloads. That’s right. You can download any file as many times as you want.
  5. Customization. When you download cool background slides, you can customize them how you want. Add your brand identity or change the colors. The choice is yours.

Benefits of Envato Elements (The Power of Unlimited Use)

Start experiencing what it means to work with premium designs. Envato Elements offers a unique flat-rate subscription that includes tons of design assets.
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Envato Elements: Millions of premium creative assets with unlimited downloads.
 Here’s what you can find in our libraries:
  • cool background presentations
  • slide backgrounds
  • stock photos.
  • video templates.
  • web templates.
  • and more!

Common Questions Answered About Slide Backgrounds (FAQ)

Do you want to create cool backgrounds for your presentations? You might be wondering how to do this. There are many design guidelines to follow when creating cool background slides.
 
Don’t worry! You’ve come to the right place. This section covers the most common questions users have about slide backgrounds.

1. How Do I Get Good Slide Backgrounds for My Presentations?

There are a few things you can do to elevate your slide backgrounds:
  1. Your background has to represent the topic you’re talking about or your brand’s identity.
  2. A background shouldn’t steal the attention of your text. So, choose a background that’s not too flashy.
  3. Be creative! Go ahead and add photos or textures to get cool backgrounds for your presentations.
Follow these tips to create cool backgrounds for Google Slides:

2. What Are the Best Backgrounds for Google Slides?

If you find it hard to create a nice background for Google Slides from scratch, a design template is a good idea. Envato Elements has tons of premium and cool backgrounds for your slideshows. No matter what program you're using, Envato Elements has you covered.
 
Check out these cool backgrounds for Google Slides:

3. How Do I Change the Slide Backgrounds on Google Slides?

Customize your slide backgrounds to your needs by following these steps:
 
To change a background image:
  1. Go to the desired slide where you want to change the slide background.
  2. Go to the top and click Slide>Change Background.
  3. Click on Choose.
  4. Select the desired image and click Done.

Create nice backgrounds with Google Slides by improving your skills with this tutorial:

4. How Do I Make My Slide Backgrounds Look More Aesthetic?

Follow these simple points to design aesthetic and nice backgrounds for Google Slides or PowerPoint:
  • Choose minimalist designs. Remember to give all your elements some white space.
  • Use a limited palette of neutral colors.
  • Give your presentation a cohesive design throughout your slides.
  • Use Sans Serif fonts.
  • Don’t clutter your slides with a lot of text.

This article features aesthetic templates and beautiful backgrounds for your slides:

5. How Do I Design Professional Slide Backgrounds?

To create slide backgrounds for your work, you need to design something that looks professional. Follow these tips to create professional and cool backgrounds for your slideshows:
  • Use your company’s brand identity.
  • Don’t forget to add the company’s logo to your slide backgrounds. Usually, people add it at the bottom right of the background.
  • Don’t add distracting elements.
  • Add infographics to support your information.
  • Be sure to have a co-worker review your information.

Improve your professional slide backgrounds and presentations further with this article:

Learn More About Background Slides

Do you want to learn more about how to create cool background presentations? This section includes high-quality articles that'll help you design beautiful backgrounds for your slides. Check them out:

Unlock the Power of Professional PowerPoint & Google Slides Presentation Template Designs

With professionally crafted premium Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint templates with cool slide backgrounds, you're well on your way to creating a memorable presentation.

If you're in need of more than one presentation template and other design assets. Then head on over to Envato Elements and check out all the presentation templates and creative tools available. 

If you only need one presentation template or prefer buying templates individually, we've got you covered. GraphicRiver has nice backgrounds for PowerPoint available for you to buy one at a time

Make the presentation template creation process easy with a high-quality premium Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint template design today.

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Gonzalo Angulo. Gonzalo is a freelance instructor for Envato Tuts+.

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