How to make shape transparent in Google Slides?

Transparency shape in Google Slides

To make a shape transparent in Google Slides, follow these steps:

  1. Open Your Google Slides Presentation:
    • Go to Google Slides and open the presentation where you want to adjust shape transparency.
  2. Insert or Select a Shape:
    • If you haven’t already inserted a shape, click on the “Insert” tab in the top menu.
    • Choose “Shape” and select the shape you want to insert.
    • Click on the slide to place the shape. You can click and drag to size it as desired.
    • If you already have a shape inserted, just click on it to select it.
  3. Adjust Shape Transparency:
    • Once the shape is selected, click on the “Fill color” tool in the toolbar. It looks like a paint bucket.
    • In the fill color menu, select “Custom”.
    • In the custom color picker, adjust the transparency slider. Slide it left to increase transparency (make more see-through) or right to decrease transparency.
    • Once you’ve adjusted the transparency to your liking, click “OK” to apply the changes.
  4. Save Your Presentation:
    • After making your changes, save your presentation.
Shape with transparency Google Slides

This process will change the transparency of the shape’s fill, allowing the background or other items on the slide to be more visible through the shape.

Note on Importing from Google Sheets:

If you were referring to making a shape transparent in a Google Sheets file and then importing it into Google Slides, the process would be similar in Google Sheets for adjusting the transparency of a shape. However, do note that certain formatting from Google Sheets might not transfer perfectly when imported into Google Slides, especially if it involves specific customizations like transparency.

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