How To Make A Shape Transparent In Powerpoint

Usually, shapes in PowerPoint have a solid color fill by default. But you may want to make a shape transparent so that it does not obscure other shapes or images behind it. This article will show you how to make a shape transparent in PowerPoint.

1. Open your PowerPoint presentation.

2. Select the shape that you want to make transparent.

3. Right-click the Shape and click “Format Shape.”

4. In the Format Shape pane, expand the “Fill” tab and drag the “Transparency” slider. The further you drag the slider to the right, the more transparent the shape will become.

You can also enter a value between 0 and 100% next to the “Transparency” slider. A value of 0 means that the shape is completely opaque, while a value of 100 means that the shape is completely transparent.


You can now make any shape transparent in PowerPoint by following the steps above. This can be useful if you want to create layered effects or make shapes stand out more. Experiment with different levels of transparency to find the perfect balance for your presentation.