How To Make A Photo Transparent In Google Slides

Creating a presentation is no easy feat. It involves a lot of data collation, visual creativity and a great deal of time! Google Slides, a popular presentation platform, provides a variety of tools that can help you create compelling presentations. One of these is the ability to make images transparent. This feature can be very useful when you want the background of an image to blend into the slide.

In this blog post, we will guide you through the step by step process of making a photo transparent in Google Slides.

Step 1: Insert an image into your slide

First, you need to insert the image you want to make transparent into your slide. Click on the Insert option on the menu bar, then click on Image and choose the image you want to use.

Step 2: Select your image

After your image is on the slide, click on it to select it. You’ll know it’s selected when you can see the blue bounding box around it.

Step 3: Adjust image transparency

With your image selected, click on the Format Options button on the toolbar (it looks like a paintbrush). A sidebar will open on the right side of the screen.

In this sidebar, click on the Adjustments dropdown. Here, you’ll find the transparency slider. Drag the slider to the right to increase transparency and make your image more see-through.

  // Select the image
  var image = slidesApp.getActivePresentation().getSlides()[0].getImages()[0];

  // Set the transparency

Note: The transparency value ranges from 0.0 (fully opaque) to 1.0 (fully transparent).

Step 4: Save your changes

Once you have adjusted the transparency to your liking, remember to save your changes!


And there you have it! You now know how to make a photo transparent in Google Slides. This can be a great tool for adding depth to your slides or overlaying images. So go ahead, give it a try and take your presentations to a new level!