I love to use knocked-out images in my slide presentations. I don't need the box or the background—just the subject matter.

Graphic designers employ an array of sophisticated tools that allow them to isolate a subject and mask it from the background, but thanks to the magic of artificial intelligence, you don't have to be a creative pro to make your own knock-out images.

Adobe's free image background remover can be found at https://www.adobe.com/express/feature/image/remove-background

Simply upload an image and in seconds, you'll have an isolated version with a transparent background. The quality of the results varies with the quality and complexity of the source image, but overall, you'll find the results are excellent.