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How to Make Image Background Transparent?

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Sometimes, when working in Google Slides, you may either need to make the image transparent. Perhaps, you may even wish to completely remove the background of an image completely in Google Slides! So, how do you do that?

In case you want to remove the background of the image completely, it can not be achieved directly in Google Slides. For this, you will have to use external tools. But, rest assured, I’ll be providing you with a step-by-step guideline for how to make a transparent background.

How to Remove White Background from Images in Google Slides?

It is really annoying to see an image have that white background especially when you insert it on top of another shape! This can ruin the visual aesthetic of your presentation.

Thus, knowing how to remove white background from an image in Google Slides is something that is super useful when you are using images in Google Slides.

Method 1 – remove.bg

Unfortunately, removing the white background from images isn’t something that Google Slides can do by default due to its lack of a built-in tool. However, you can use a few FREE external tools to fix this issue.

This is where a personal favorite site of mine can come in handy! You can use the site www.remove.bg to remove white backgrounds from any images. You can also alter them as per your requirement.

Honestly, it is pretty simple, convenient, and gets the job done quite quickly. So, let’s understand how you can use remove.bg to remove the white background from images.

Method 2 – Slazzer.com

If you want to remove any background from an image in Google Slides, a good option to go with would be slazzer.com. It not only automatically removes the white background in images, but also works great with a colored background.

The best part is, just like remove.bg, it automatically removes the background of the picture for you. Plus, if you are not completely satisfied with the result, it also allows you to make edits and make your image look just perfect!

How to Make Image Transparent in Google Slides?

If you are looking to increase the transparency of images in Google Slides, you can do that. This pertains to increasing the overall transparency of the image and not just of the background of an image.

In case you are wondering when would you need to increase the transparency of an image in Google Slides. Well, the answer to that would be perhaps when you want to use it as a slide background or over a shape/text, but you want the shape/text to be visible.

There are only a few use cases for altering the transparency of an image itself.

One thing to note here is that this process works not just for images, but also if you want to increase the transparency of a shape! The good thing is that you can make this change right here in Google Slides. You don’t actually need any third-party or external tool.

Here’s how to change the transparency of an image in Google Slides –

1. Go to Insert Image as usual, and then Image>Upload from Computer> Choose the desired file.

2. Drag and resize or set the dimensions of the image according to your preference.

3. Right-click on the image you are trying to control the transparency of and then from the side-bar click on the “Format Options”

4. This will open a drop-down menu where you have to choose the 4th option labeled as “Adjustments”

5. Choose the Transparency option and move the slider just by the right amount you think is appropriate for your slides. After you’re done leave it like that and get started on working with the rest of the slides.

6. You can also use the other options like brightness and contrast, the drop shadow toggle tool, or further change the size and position alignment.

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