How To Get A Transparent Image On Google Slides

Google Slides is a popular tool for creating presentations due to its simplicity and collaborative features. However, one question that often comes up is: how can I add a transparent image? While Google Slides doesn’t directly support image transparency, there are a few workarounds you can use. Follow along as we explore how you can do this.

Method 1: Using Google Drawings

Google Drawings allows you to create your own images with transparent backgrounds, and it’s easily accessible from your Google Drive. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open Google Drawings from your Google Drive.
  2. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab and select ‘Image’. You can upload an image from your computer or select one from the web.
  3. Once the image is inserted, select it and click on the ‘Format’ option, followed by ‘Adjustments’.
  4. In the adjustments window, you’ll find a slider for transparency. Slide it until you achieve the desired level of transparency.
  5. After adjusting the image, click on ‘File’, then ‘Download’. Make sure to save it as a .PNG file to preserve the transparency.
  6. Now, go back to your Google Slides presentation, and upload your newly created transparent image.

Method 2: Using a Third-Party Tool

If you’d rather use a more advanced tool to make your image transparent, you can opt for a third-party tool like GIMP or Photoshop. With these tools, you can remove the background entirely or adjust the transparency of the whole image.

Once you have your transparent image, you’ll want to upload it to Google Slides. Here’s how:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation and navigate to the slide where you want to add the image.
  2. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab and then choose ‘Image’.
  3. From the options, choose ‘Upload from computer’ if you’ve saved your image locally, or ‘Google Drive’ if you’ve saved it to your drive.
  4. Select the image and click ‘Open’. Your transparent image will now appear on the slide. You can adjust the size and position as needed.

And there you have it! Now you know how to add a transparent image to your Google Slides presentation. Remember, using a .PNG file will preserve the transparency of your image. Happy presenting!