While creating a presentation, you may wish to make the background transparent in order to overlay your slide on another image or graphic effectively. Google Slides currently doesn’t offer this feature directly. However, with a simple workaround, you can easily achieve the desired effect. Let’s take a look at how you can make a transparent background on Google Slides.
Method 1: Using Google Drawings
Google Drawings is an excellent tool that can help you create graphics with a transparent background. Here’s how you can use Google Drawings to achieve this:
- First, you need to open Google Drawings.
- Create your desired image or shape.
- Next, go to File > Download > PNG Image (.png).
This creates a PNG image of your graphic that already has a transparent background. From there, you can insert this image into your Google Slides presentation.
Method 2: Using Third-Party Tools
If the graphic you want to make transparent is more complex or if it’s a photograph, you may need a more powerful tool. There are many free online tools available that can help you achieve this, such as Lunapic, Online Image Editor, or Remove.bg.
Here’s a quick guide on how to use Remove.bg:
- Go to Remove.bg.
- Click on the ‘Upload Image’ button and upload your image.
- Wait for the tool to process your image. It will automatically remove the background.
- After the process is complete, click on the ‘Download’ button to download your image with the transparent background.
Now, you can insert this image into your Google Slides presentation.
Inserting a Transparent Image to Google Slides
After creating your image with a transparent background, here’s how you can insert it into Google Slides:
- Open your Google Slides presentation and navigate to the slide where you want to insert the image.
- Click on the ‘Insert’ menu at the top, then select ‘Image’ and then ‘Upload from computer.’
- Select the image you previously created with a transparent background and click ‘Open.’
Your image will now appear on the slide with a transparent background.
As you can see, even though Google Slides does not provide the direct functionality to create transparent backgrounds, there are a couple of easy workarounds available. With the help of Google Drawings or third-party tools, you can easily create images with transparent backgrounds and enhance the overall look of your presentations.