How To Make An Image Transparent In Google Slides

Google Slides is a versatile tool that you can use to create professional presentations. One of the features that can aid in creating more visually appealing presentations is the ability to make images transparent. This can be particularly useful when you want to layer images or text on top of images. In this post, we will guide you on how to make an image transparent in Google Slides.

Step 1: Insert an Image

Before you can make an image transparent, you need to add it to your slide. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click on the slide where you want to add the image.
  • Go to the menu at the top of the page and click on the Insert option
  • Select Image and choose the source of your image. You can upload it from your computer, search the web, or select an image from your Google Drive or Photos.
  • Click on the image to add it to your slide.
  • Step 2: Adjust the Transparency

    Once you have added your image to the slide, you can adjust the transparency:

    • Click on the image to select it. You will know it’s selected when there’s a box around it.
    • Click on the Format Options button in the toolbar at the top of the page. This will open a sidebar on the right side of the screen.
    • In the sidebar, click on the Adjustments dropdown.
    • You will see a slider for Transparency. Move this slider to adjust the transparency of your image. Dragging it to the right increases transparency, making the image more see-through.


    That’s all there is to it! Now you know how to make an image transparent in Google Slides. This simple trick can significantly enhance the overall look of your presentation, allowing you to create layered images, watermarks, or simply a softer background. Happy presenting!