Powerpoint 2013 pictures that you insert via the Insert tab can be formatted in a couple of different ways, but you might be frustrated if you attempt to make the picture transparent. Luckily you can add a transparent picture to your presentation, although you will need to approach it in a slightly different way.
To make a picture transparent in Powerpoint 2013, you will first need to add a shape to your slide, then fill that shape with an image. You can then adjust the transparency of this object, allowing you to achieve the desired look for your slideshow.
Transparent Images in Powerpoint 2013
The steps below are going to show you how to how to create a shape in a Powerpoint presentation, fill that shape with a picture that you have saved to your computer, then adjust the transparency of the entire image. This article will assume that your picture is rectangular in size, and that you want to make the entire picture transparent.
- Open the presentation to which you wish to add a transparent picture.
- Select the slide in which you wish to add the transparent picture. I am adding the picture to slide 2 in the image below.
- Click the Home tab at the top of the window.
- Click the rectangle shape in the Drawing section of the ribbon.
- Click at the point in the slide where you wish to add the picture, then drag the rectangle until it is the approximate size that you wish to use for the picture.
- Right-click the shape, then click the Format Shape option. This will open a new column at the right side of the window.
- Click the arrow to the left of Fill to expand the menu, check the option to the left of Picture or texture fill, then click the File button to locate the picture on your computer.
- Find the picture that you want to use, then click the Insert button.
- Adjust the Transparency slider in the Format Shape column at the right side of the window until you have reached your desired level of transparency.
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