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Change the transparency of a picture or fill color. Select the picture or object for which you want to change the transparency. Select the Format Picture or Format tab. Drag the Transparency slider (circled in green int he picture below) rightward to set the exact percentage of transparency you want. Make part of a picture transparent

In the Format Shape pane, select the Fill icon, and then select Picture or texture fill. Select File, choose a picture, and then select the Insert button. Move the Transparency slider in the Format Shape pane to adjust the picture.

You can create a transparent area in most pictures. Select the picture that you want to create transparent areas in. Click Picture Tools > Recolor > Set Transparent Color. In the picture, click the color you want to make transparent.

Right-click, and on the context menu, select Format Shape. In the Format Shape pane, set the Transparency slider to the percentage of transparency that you want. Note: You can also make individual shape attributes transparent by setting transparency in the Text and Line dialog boxes.