How To Make A Image Transparent On Google Slides

If you’ve been using Google Slides for your presentations and are in need of a way to make your images transparent, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll take you through the steps to make an image transparent in Google Slides. This process can help put emphasis on your text or other elements on your slides without completely blocking the view of your chosen imagery.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Insert an Image

The first step, of course, is to insert your chosen image onto your slide. To do this, simply click on Insert in the menu options, then choose Image. You’ll then be given options to upload an image from your computer, search the web, access your saved images on Drive or Photos, or even take a snapshot directly if your device has a camera.

Step 2: Select the Image

Once your image has been inserted onto the slide, make sure it’s selected. You can do this by clicking on the image. When the image is selected, it will be surrounded by a blue box with resizing handles.

Step 3: Adjust the Transparency

With the image selected, click on the Format Options button in the top menu. This will open a sidebar on the right with various formatting options. Under the Adjustments section, you’ll find a slider for Transparency. You can then drag this slider to the right to increase the transparency of your image. The further you drag it, the more transparent your image will become.

Step 4: Confirm Changes

All changes are automatically applied in Google Slides, so there’s no need to save your changes. However, you may want to click off the image and see how it looks with the adjusted transparency. If you’re not happy with it, you can simply click back onto the image and adjust the transparency slider until you’re satisfied.


That’s all there is to it! Creating image transparency in Google Slides is a straightforward process that can greatly enhance the impact of your slides. Now that you know how to do it, you can use this feature to create more engaging and visually appealing presentations. Happy designing!