Fitting Images In Shapes In Google Slides

Adding images to your presentation makes it appear very creative and interactive, it’s a great way to add spice to whatever it is you’re presenting, keeping the audience entertained and hooked. That’s why a lot of people usually use this technique to make it informative, yet fun at the same time.


However, you can’t simply put all the images in your presentation arbitrarily. You must know how to apply the techniques and tools to make them look more presentable. Whether you’re editing on a Microsoft Powerpoint, Google Slides, and any other app, fitting images into shapes is a great method you can apply to achieve that.

In this guide, we’ll focus on teaching you about how you can do it in Google Slides.

Inserting a Picture in Google Slides on Your Desktop or Mobile

Before anything else, the first thing you need to be able to mask images with shapes is to add a picture into your Slides. Thus, you must know the process of adding images to your desired slide(s).

1. Open the project you’re working on in Google Slides.

In your tab, go to Google Slides and open the presentation you wish to edit.

2. Click “Insert” and select Image.

Make sure that you’re on the slide where you want the picture to be added. Now, at the upper part of your screen, you can see the menu bar. Look for “Insert”, click it, and select “Image” in the options shown.

3. Upload the image you want to add.

After clicking “Image”, you can choose to upload an image from your computer, Google Drive, by URL, and more. Choose the one you desire.

4. Wait for the image to appear on your selected slide.

After uploading the image, it should appear on the side of your slide. By dragging the blue dots at different corners of the picture, you can adjust its size.

Masking Images in Google Slides

Now that you’ve successfully added an image into your slide, you can finally move on to how you can mask images in Google Slides.

1. Select the image you wish to edit and click “Mask Image”.

The “Mask Image” option won’t be enabled if you haven’t selected any picture and so, make sure that you’ve clicked the image you want to edit.

2. Choose among the different shapes you want to mask your image with.

You can pick among a variety of shapes—arrows, callouts, and the basic ones. Just choose your preferred shape and it will automatically mask the image you selected. In the example below. I chose a diamond shape and here’s what it looked like:


Don’t worry because if you’re not satisfied with the current shape of the image, you can always change it to anything until you’re already satisfied. Also, you can still adjust the shape and position of the image, so, you can put it anywhere you want and as big or small as you desire, on the slide.

It’s very easy, right? Make sure to apply these steps and take your presentations to the next level!