How To Make Background Of Image Transparent In Google Slides

Google Slides is a versatile tool, perfect for creating informative presentations. However, did you know you can also use it to manipulate images? One handy feature is the ability to make the background of an image transparent. This blog post will guide you step by step through the process.

Step 1: Open Your Google Slide

Start by opening your Google Slide. This can be a new presentation or an existing one where you want to add a transparent image. If you haven’t already, add an image to your slide by clicking on Insert > Image.

Step 2: Select the Image

Click on the image that you wish to make transparent. Once the image is selected, you will see a border around the image.

Step 3: Adjust Image Options

With the image selected, click on Format Options in the toolbar. In the Format Options panel that appears on the right, select the Adjustments tab.

Step 4: Adjust Transparency

Under the Adjustments tab, you will find a slider for transparency. Slide this to the right to increase the transparency of the image until you achieve your desired level of transparency.

Step 5: Exit Format Options

Once you are satisfied with the transparency level, simply click anywhere outside the Format Options panel to close it and apply the changes.


While this process will make your entire image semi-transparent, Google Slides does not currently support making only the background of an image transparent. You can, however, achieve this effect using a photo editing tool to remove the background before inserting the image into your slide.


And that’s it! You’ve now learned how to make the background of an image transparent in Google Slides. While it’s a fairly simple process, it can greatly enhance the look of your presentations by allowing for more flexible and creative image use. Happy designing!