Google Slides, part of Google’s suite of online productivity tools, is a powerful and flexible presentation platform. It’s not just for creating slideshow presentations; you can also use it to design graphics, make infographics, and much more. But to do this effectively, you often need to know how to manipulate the background of your slides or images.
In this blog, we’re going to walk you through the steps required to make a transparent background in Google Slides.
Why Transparent Backgrounds?
Transparent backgrounds in images are useful in a multitude of scenarios. They allow for easy layering of images, and can give your slides a cleaner, more professional look. This is particularly helpful when you want to overlay an image or text on a colored or patterned background, or when you need to place your image onto a webpage without a border or background.
Creating a Transparent Background in Google Slides
Unfortunately, Google Slides doesn’t natively support background transparency in the same way as some other image editing tools. However, there is a workaround that you can use. It involves using an image editing tool to create an image with a transparent background, then importing that image into Google Slides.
Step 1: Create or Choose Your Image
The first step is to either create an image you’d like to use or find an existing image. Keep in mind that simpler images will be easier to edit, but with a bit of patience, you can make complex images work too.
Step 2: Use an Image Editor to Remove the Background
There are many online image editing tools that can help you remove the background of an image. One such tool is remove.bg. This tool allows you to upload an image, and then it will automatically remove the background for you.
Here’s how to do it:
- Go to remove.bg.
- Click on the “Upload Image” button and select your image.
- Once the image has been uploaded, the tool will automatically remove the background.
- Click the “Download” button to download your image with a transparent background.
Step 3: Insert Your Image into Google Slides
Now that you have your image with a transparent background, you can insert it into your Google Slides presentation. Here’s how:
- Open your Google Slides presentation.
- Click on the slide where you want to insert the image.
- Click on the “Insert” tab, then choose “Image”.
- Select “Upload from computer” and find your downloaded image.
- Click on “Open” to insert your image into the slide.
While Google Slides doesn’t directly support transparent backgrounds, with the right tools and a bit of know-how, you can easily create images with transparent backgrounds for your presentations. By following the steps outlined in this post, you can create sleek, professional-looking slides that make your content stand out.