How To Make An Image Transparent Google Slides

Google Slides is a versatile tool that allows you to create stunning presentations. One of the many things you can do with Google Slides is making an image transparent. This can be useful when you want to layer images or when you want the background of the image to blend with the slide.

While Google Slides doesn’t have a built-in feature to make images transparent, there are a couple of workarounds you can use. This blog post will guide you through these steps on how to make an image transparent in Google Slides.

1. Using Google Drawings

Google Drawings is a free, web-based application where users can create, share and edit drawings. It’s integrated with Google Drive which means you can easily import your images to Google Slides. Here’s how to use Google Drawings to make your image transparent:

  1. Open Google Drawings.
  2. Click on the File menu then Open. Select the image from your Google Drive.
  3. Click on the image to select it. An image options toolbar will appear at the top.
  4. Click on the Adjustments icon.
  5. In the adjustments panel, you’ll see the Transparency setting. Drag the slider to adjust the transparency level of the image.
  6. Once you’re happy with the transparency level, click on the File menu then Download to save the image as a PNG file to preserve the transparency.
  7. Return to your Google Slides presentation and insert the saved image.

2. Using a third-party application

If you want more control over the transparency level of your image or if you need to make a specific part of an image transparent, you might want to use a third-party application such as Photoshop or GIMP. Here’s a general step-by-step guide on how to do this:

  1. Open the image in your chosen application.
  2. Select the part of the image that you want to make transparent. This can usually be done using the magic wand or lasso tool.
  3. Adjust the opacity level of the selected part of the image.
  4. Save the image as a PNG file to preserve the transparency.
  5. Insert the saved image into your Google Slides presentation.

Remember that using transparent images can significantly enhance your presentation by allowing for layering effects and seamless integration of visuals into your slides. The methods outlined above may take a bit of time to get used to, but the result is well worth the effort!

Happy slide-making!