Change a slide background in Keynote on iPad
You can change the background color or image of individual slides in a presentation.
If you don’t see the slide navigator, pinch closed on the slide to zoom out.
Tap , then tap Background.
Choose one of the following:
A color or gradient designed to go with the theme: Tap Preset, swipe left or right to see all choices, then tap a color.
Any color: Tap Color, then tap a color. To preview colors on the slide, touch and hold a color, then drag across the grid. A color label appears for each previewed color to help you reproduce an exact match. Release your finger to select a color.
A two-color gradient fill: Tap Gradient, tap Start Color or End Color, then tap a color or swipe left to use the color wheel. To switch the gradient direction, tap Flip Color. To change the gradient angle, drag the Angle slider.
A color from elsewhere on the slide: Tap Color, then swipe left to the color wheel. Tap , then tap a color on the slide. To preview colors on the slide, touch and hold a color on the slide, then drag across other colors on the slide. Release your finger to select a color.
A custom color: Tap Color, swipe left to the color wheel, then drag the slider around the wheel. To change color brightness, drag the top horizontal slider. To change color saturation, drag the bottom slider. To revert to the previous color, tap the circle in the center of the color wheel (the left half shows the previous color).
A recently created custom color or a recently selected color from elsewhere on the slide: Tap Color, swipe left to the color wheel, then tap a color well to the right of .
An image: Tap Image, tap Change Image, then tap a photo; to insert an image from iCloud or another service, tap “Insert from.” To change how the image fills the slide background, tap an option:
Original Size: Places the image without altering the image’s original dimensions. To resize the image, drag the Scale slider.
Stretch: Resizes the image to fit the slide’s dimensions, which might change the image’s proportions.
Tile: Repeats the image in the slide background. To resize the image, drag the Scale slider.
Scale to Fill: Makes the image larger or smaller to leave no space around the image.
Scale to Fit: Resizes the image to fit the slide’s dimensions, but maintains the image’s proportions.
To create a tinted image, turn on Color Overlay and tap Fill to select a tint color. To make the tint more or less transparent, drag the Opacity slider.
When you change the background of a slide layout, it is applied to every slide that uses that layout.