How To Make Transparent Background On Google Slides

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:

  1. First, you need to open Google Drawings.
  2. Create your desired image or shape.
  3. 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

Here’s a quick guide on how to use

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the ‘Upload Image’ button and upload your image.
  3. Wait for the tool to process your image. It will automatically remove the background.
  4. 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:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation and navigate to the slide where you want to insert the image.
  2. Click on the ‘Insert’ menu at the top, then select ‘Image’ and then ‘Upload from computer.’
  3. 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.