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How to Apply Effects to an Image in Google Slides

How to Apply Effects to an Image in Google Slides | Quick Tips & Tutorial for your presentations

To improve how the images look in your presentations, there are several basic image editing tools at your disposal. In this Slidesgo School tutorial, you'll learn how to apply effects to the images in your Google Slides presentations.

Recoloring an Image

  • Select the image you want to modify in your Google Slides presentation.
  • Go to Format options and open the Recolor tab.
Recolor tab
  • Now choose the desired option. If you want to revert an image to its original state, choose “No recolor”.
Options in Recolor tab

Changing the Transparency of an Image

  • Open your Google Slides presentation and select the image you want to modify.
  • Go to Format options and open the Adjustments tab.
Adjustments tab
  • Click and drag the Transparency slider to adjust the transparency.
Adjusting the transparency

Changing the Brightness and Contrast of an Image

  • Run Google Slides, open your presentation and select the image that you'd like to modify.
  • Go to Format options and open the Adjustments tab.
Adjustments tab
  • Click and drag the Brightness slider to adjust the brightness.
Modifying the brightness
  • Click and drag the Contrast slider to adjust the contrast.
Modifying the contrast

Adding a Shadow to an Image

  • Select the image you want to modify in your Google Slides presentation.
  • Go to Format options and check the box next to Drop shadow. Then, open this tab to adjust the different settings for the shadow:
  • Color: Here you can select the color of the shadow.
Changing the color of the shadow
  • Transparency: Click and drag the slider to adjust the transparency.
Changing the transparency of the shadow
  • Angle: Click and drag the slider to modify the angle from which the shadow is projected.
Changing the angle of the shadow
  • Distance: Click and drag the slider to adjust the distance. The bigger the distance, the longer the shadow.
Changing the distance of the shadow
  • Blur Radius: Click and drag this slider to adjust the blur radius of the shadow.
Changing the blur radius of the shadow

Adding a Reflection to an Image

  • Open your presentation in Google Slides.
  • Select the image you want to modify.
  • Go to Format options and check the box next to Reflection. Now open this tab to adjust the different settings for the reflection.
Reflection tab
  • Transparency: Click and drag this slider to modify the transparency levels.
Changing the transparency of the reflection
  • Distance: Click and drag the slider to adjust the distance. The bigger the distance, the farther away the reflection will be.
Changing the distance of the reflection
  • Size: Click and drag to modify the size of the reflection.
Changing the size of the reflection
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