Google Slides provides you with many creative options in the form of templates and slide themes that can enhance your presentation skills and make you shine before an audience. However, if you’re looking to personalize your Google Slides presentations, it’s important to know how to select, import and customize a theme that works best for you and matches your brand identity perfectly. If you follow these tips, you can be sure that your audience will recognize you as an authority in your industry!
Selecting a template
With so many different Google Slides themes to choose from, it can be tough to decide which one is right for your presentation. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at some of the most popular templates and see what catches your eye. In order to find the best possible match, narrow down the selection by taking into account your desired color scheme, layout style (i.e., grids or freeform), theme (i.e., nature or city), and font preferences (just as important as choosing a template). Once you’ve made your decision, click on Select in order to import the chosen template into your presentation. Next up: customizing!
Importing slides from other sources
One great thing about Google Slides is that you can import slides from other sources, like PowerPoint or Keynote. This can be a great way to get started on a new presentation quickly. However, it’s important to know what kind of file your original slide deck was created in so that you don’t end up importing an incompatible file type.
If the original file was created in Google Slides and you want to keep it as such, then there’s no need for any importing; just use the steps above on how to make your own theme.
Transitions between slides can help your presentation flow more smoothly. You can select from a variety of transitions, or even create your own. To change the transition for all slides, click Transition > Apply to All. To change the transition for a single slide, right-click on the slide and select Transition. Then, choose the transition you want to use.
You can also customize how long each transition takes by clicking Transition > Transition Duration. A few seconds is usually enough time for one slide to dissolve into the next. If you’re using a lot of animations, however, 10 seconds might be better so that they don’t happen too quickly.
Google Slides offers a variety of ways to change up the colors in your presentation. You can use the color palette tool to select from preset color schemes, or you can create your own custom colors. To change the background color of your slides, go to View > Background and select a color or image. To make text boxes easier to read, try using a contrasting color for them.
When choosing colors for text boxes that are used throughout your slideshow, consider using one base color (the main one) and then two complementary colors (such as red-green or blue-orange). In PowerPoint, you would need to manually set all of these colors at once; in Google Slides, you can easily swap out one item with another without having to reapply the same changes again.
Adding text boxes and graphs
One of the great things about Google Slides is that you can easily add text boxes and graphs to your slides to make them more engaging and informative. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of this feature – To create a text box, select the Insert menu, followed by Text Box. Then drag it where you want it on your slide.
Adding tables, images and shapes
Google Slides offers a wide variety of built-in themes to choose from, so you can find one that fits your brand or message. To import a theme, simply click on the + icon in the upper left-hand corner and select Import theme. Navigate to where you saved the file on your computer and open it. You’ll be prompted to overwrite any current slides with this new theme, but if you want to save them as a separate set, click Keep existing slides instead.