How To Make A Picture Transparent In Google Slides

Google Slides is a versatile tool that allows you to create dynamic presentations. Sometimes, you may need to make a picture transparent in Google Slides to highlight specific parts of the image, to enhance your presentation, or to layer images. Though Google Slides itself doesn’t offer a direct way to make images transparent, there is still a way around it using Google Drawings. In this blog post, we will guide you through this process.

Step 1: Open Google Drawings

First, navigate to Google Drawings. If the image you want to make transparent is already in Google Slides, simply right-click on the image and select Replace image -> New -> Google Drawings.

Step 2: Upload your Image

Next, you will need to upload the image you want to make transparent to Google Drawings. Click on the File menu at the top left corner, then select Open and upload your image.

Step 3: Select the Image

Once the image is uploaded, click on it to select it. You’ll know it’s selected when there are blue boxes around the corners and edges of the image.

Step 4: Adjust the Transparency

With the image selected, click on the Format options in the toolbar. A sidebar will appear on the right side of the screen. Here, click on the Adjustments dropdown menu. You will see a transparency slider there. Move this slider until you reach your desired transparency level.

Step 5: Save and Insert Image back into Google Slides

Once you’ve adjusted the image to your liking, you can save it by clicking on the File menu and selecting Download -> PNG. The image will download to your computer, and you can now insert it back into your Google Slides presentation by going to the Insert menu, selecting Image, and then Upload from computer.

And there you have it! That’s how you make an image transparent in Google Slides. Though it’s a bit of a workaround, the process is relatively simple and straightforward. And once you’ve done it a few times, you’ll be able to quickly adjust the transparency of any image in your presentations.