How To Make A Picture Background Transparent On Google Slides

Editing images optimally can be a crucial factor in delivering effective presentations. In this blog post, we will be walking you through a step-by-step guide on how to make a picture background transparent in Google Slides. This feature is extremely handy when you want to add images without a background to your slides.

Step 1: Select the Image

First off, click on the image you want to remove its background. If you haven’t added it yet, go to the upper tool panel and click on Insert > Image.

Step 2: Open the Format Options

With the image selected, right-click on it and choose Format options… from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can find this in the toolbar under Format > Format options…

Step 3: Adjust Transparency

Under the Format Options sidebar, click on Adjustments. Here, you will find the Transparency slider. Drag it to the right to increase transparency, thus making your image’s background transparent. Keep in mind that this will also affect the whole image, not just the background.

Advanced Tips

If you want to remove the background entirely leaving only a specific part of the image, you would need to use photo editing software. You can use tools like Photoshop, or free online tools such as After removing the background, you can save the image in .png format and use it in your Google Slides presentation.

Wrap Up

Now you know how to adjust the transparency of an image’s background in Google Slides. This can be very useful for creating more professional and appealing presentations. Remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t hesitate to experiment with different images and transparency levels to find what works best for your presentation’s aesthetic.