I was wondering how to make use of the nice grunge background images downloaded from Creative Tail. They are interesting but don’t seem to be very useful as slide background. So I tried Gausian blurring it and using it as slide background (second image above), and it seems to work better than a simple gradient background. [The character, box, and texts were just added to test it.] In the third image, I found a spot light image here and used it as background. It’s dramatic but too dark and somber. So next step I put the blurred grunge background on top of the dark image and adjusted the alpha to 30%. It looks brighter and a bit more cheerful.
Below is a bigger image.This can probably be made into an intro slide with some animations, or a menu slide with clickable tabs or images.