How To Blend Images In Google Slides

Creating beautiful presentations often requires a touch of creativity and a knack for design. One way to give your slides a professional and polished look is by blending images. Although Google Slides doesn’t offer a native feature for image blending, there are a few tricks you can use to achieve a similar effect. Let’s dive into it!

What is Image Blending?

Before we go into the how, let’s define the what. Image blending is the process of merging two or more images into a single one. This can be a simple overlay, a soft transition between images, or a more complex effect.

How to Blend Images in Google Slides

As previously mentioned, Google Slides doesn’t have a built-in feature for blending images. However, we can use a workaround using the transparency setting of images. Here’s how:

Step 1: Insert Your Images

First, you need to insert the images you want to blend. Click on the Insert tab and select Image. You can upload images from your computer, use URLs, or pick from your Google Photos or Google Drive.

Step 2: Position Your Images

Arrange your images on your slide. The first image should be on the bottom and the second image should be placed on top. You can do this by right-clicking on an image and selecting Order.

Step 3: Adjust Transparency

Now, it’s time to blend. Select the top image, then click on the Format options button. Under the Adjustments section, you’ll see a slider for transparency. Drag this slider to the right to make your image more transparent and to start seeing the blend effect with the bottom image.

// Example of code to adjust transparency
const image = document.getElementById('your-image-id'); = 0.5;

Step 4: Fine-Tune Your Images

Finally, adjust the positioning, size, and transparency of your images until you achieve the desired blend effect.


By using a mix of creativity and these simple Google Slides features, you can create stunning blends and overlays with your images. This is a great way to add a professional touch to your presentations. Happy blending!