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How to Add a Watermark in Google Slides

How to Add a Watermark in Google Slides | Quick Tips & Tutorial for your presentations

A watermark is a little identifying image used as a fixed element in digital creations such as photos, documents, videos or, in this case, presentations. It helps protect that creation and prevents plagiarism or uses without attribution. In this Slidesgo School tutorial, you’ll learn, step by step, how to insert a watermark into your presentation.

Adding a watermark to a slide

  • Open your Google Slides presentation and select the slide where you want to add a watermark.
  • Click Insert → Image. 
    You’ll see different options to insert an image, such as Upload from computer, Search the web, (Google) Drive, (Google) Photos, By URL and Camera. In this case, we’re going to upload an image from the computer.
Inserting an image in Google Slides
Inserting an image
  • After inserting the image, resize it however you want. Watermarks tend to be small and are usually placed close to a corner so that they aren’t distracting.
Modifying the image in Google Slides
Modifying the image
  • If you want it to be even less distracting, you could apply some transparency. To do so, click Format options → Adjustments → Transparency.
Adjusting the transparency in Google Slides
Adjusting the transparency

Adding a watermark to all the slides

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click Slide → Edit master.
Accessing the master slides in Google Slides
Accessing the master slides
  • On the left, select the first slide (the one on the top of the list). That’s the slide master and acts as parent slide, so any changes made to this slide will affect the rest.
Selecting the slide master in Google Slides
Selecting the slide master
  • Once you’ve selected the slide master, click Insert → Image.  
    From the list, we’re going to choose the same option as before: Upload from computer.
Inserting an image in Google Slides
Inserting an image
  • Modify the image as you like. Remember that a watermark shouldn’t draw much attention, so place it next to a corner and apply some transparency to it.
Modifying the image in Google Slides
Modifying the image
  • Click the “X” button at the top right to exit the master editor. Finally, check that your watermark is present on all the slides.
Closing the master slide editor in Google Slides
Closing the master slide editor
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