How To Blur Background In Google Slides

Google Slides is a versatile tool that enables you to create engaging presentations. One of the ways to make your slides more visually appealing is to blur the background. This effect enhances focus on the text or images that are in the foreground. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps on how to blur a background in Google Slides.

Step 1: Choose The Image

Open your Google Slides presentation and select the slide where you want to add the blurred background effect. Click on the Background… button on the toolbar, and then click on Choose Image.

Step 2: Upload the Image

Choose the image from your computer or use the Google search feature to find an image online. After you have selected your image, click Insert.

Step 3: Edit Your Image

Unfortunately, Google Slides doesn’t have a built-in feature to blur the background. However, there’s a workaround using Google Drawings.

Step 4: Open Google Drawings

Open a new tab and go to Google Drawings. Click on File and select Open. Navigate to the image that you have chosen as your background and open it in Google Drawings.

Step 5: Blur Your Image

Select the image and click on Format on the toolbar. Then click on Format options…. In the pane that opens on the right, select Adjustments.

Slide the Blur slider to the right to increase the level of blur on your image. Keep adjusting until you’re satisfied with the level of blur. Once you’re happy with your image, download it by clicking on File, then Download, and select .JPEG.

Step 6: Apply Your Blurred Image

Go back to your Google Slides presentation. Select the slide that you want to apply the blurred image to. Click on Background… on the toolbar and then click on Choose Image. Upload your new blurred image and click Done.

And voila! You now have a slide with a blurred background. Although it may seem like a few extra steps, the result is a stunning, professional-looking slide that can enhance your presentation.

This is just one of the many ways you can manipulate images and use them to improve your Google Slides. We hope this guide has been helpful, and encourage you to explore the many other features Google Slides has to offer!