How To Make Something Transparent On Google Slides

Google Slides is a powerful tool for creating presentations. One of the most useful features of Google Slides is the ability to make objects transparent. This can enhance your presentations by allowing you to layer objects, create cool effects, and more. In this blog post, we will guide you step-by-step on how to make something transparent on Google Slides.

Step 1: Insert an Image

To start with, you will need an image to work on. You can insert an image into your slide by going to the Insert menu, then clicking on Image and choosing the location of your image.

Step 2: Select the Image

Once your image is inserted into the slide, click on it to select it. You’ll notice that when the image is selected, the toolbar at the top of the screen changes to include image-specific options.

Step 3: Adjust the Transparency

With the image selected, you can adjust its transparency. Click on the Format option in the toolbar at the top, then Format options….

Format > Format options… 

In the Format Options sidebar that opens on the right, click on the dropdown arrow next to Adjustments to expand it.

You will see a slider labelled Transparency. You can adjust this slider to change the transparency of your image. A higher percentage will make your image more transparent, while a lower percentage will make it less so.

Adjustments > Transparency

Step 4: Apply Your Changes

Once you’ve adjusted the transparency to your satisfaction, you can simply click anywhere outside the Format Options sidebar to apply your changes and close the sidebar.

And there you have it! You now know how to make something transparent on Google Slides. This technique can be applied to images, shapes, and text boxes, making it a versatile tool for enhancing your presentations.


Mastering transparency can really take your Google Slides presentations to the next level. It allows you to layer objects for a more complex visual effect and can make your slides look far more professional. So go ahead, get your hands on Google Slides, and give your presentations a touch of transparency!