How To Make Picture Background Transparent In Google Slides

Ever wondered how to make a picture background transparent in your Google Slides presentations? It is a trick that can bring a professional touch to your slides, and it’s easier than you might think. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Open Google Slides

Begin by opening up a new Google Slides document. You can do this by going to the Google Slides homepage and clicking on the “+ New Presentation” button.

Step 2: Insert the Image

Once your new presentation is open, navigate to the top menu and select Insert, then click on Image. From there, you can upload the image from your device or insert it from the web.

Step 3: Select Image and Open the Format Options

Now, click on the image that you’ve just inserted. You will see a toolbar appear at the top of the page. Click on the Format options button to open the sidebar on the right.

Step 4: Adjust Transparency

Under the “Format Options” sidebar, you will see a few different choices. Click on the Adjustments tab. You should see a slider for Transparency. Move this slider to the right to increase transparency and make your image more see-through. The more you move the slider, the more transparent your image will become.

The code for the Transparency property looks like this:

  "transparency": 0.5

The value of the “transparency” property ranges from 0 (completely opaque) to 1 (completely transparent).

Step 5: Click on Done

Once you have adjusted the transparency to your liking, just close the “Format Options” sidebar. Your changes are applied instantly, so there’s no need to click “OK” or “Apply”.


And there you have it! You’ve now learned how to make an image background transparent in Google Slides. This is a great skill for creating more professional-looking presentations, making text easier to read against a background image, or for overlaying images. We hope this guide was helpful and encourages you to experiment further with your Google Slides presentations.