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How to Quickly Draw Line Art in Google Slides (Beginner Guide)

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Are you looking to make your presentation more interesting? Line drawings are one element that can add some visual interest to your presentation.

The Kamsupay Google Slides Presentation is a premium template from Envato Elements.The Kamsupay Google Slides Presentation is a premium template from Envato Elements.The Kamsupay Google Slides Presentation is a premium template from Envato Elements.
The Kamsupay Google Slides Presentation is a premium template from Envato Elements.

To add a line drawing to your presentation, you need to know how. In this article, we’ll cover how to draw on Google Slides and some top Google Slides presentation templates.

What Is Line Art?

According to artsandculture.google.com,

“Line art or line drawing is any image that consists of district straight or curved lines placed against a background...to represent two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects.”

Line art is a simple form of art. It can be used to look like doodles or sketches.

About the Template

The premium template used in this tutorial is the Vigo Google Slides template.The premium template used in this tutorial is the Vigo Google Slides template.The premium template used in this tutorial is the Vigo Google Slides template.
The premium template used in this tutorial is the Vigo Google Slides template.

The premium template used in the tutorial is the Vigo Google Slides Template from Envato Elements. This template has over 110 unique slides where you can add your information.

Everything in this template is completely editable, from the colors to the graphics. The design style is modern and minimal. So the template can work for any presentation theme. Before you start editing your template, read this tutorial:

How to Draw a Line

The first step towards drawing line art in Google Slides is drawing a line. Here’s how:

1. Line Button

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Choose the kind of line you want.

Once you know how to insert a drawing in Google Slides, it's easy. Start by clicking on the Line button (it looks like a line) in the ribbon. When you click on this button, a menu drops down. From this menu, choose the kind of line that you want.

2. Draw Your Line

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The appearance of your line depends on the line option that you chose.

Once you’ve chosen the option that you want, your cursor turns into a cross. Drag your cursor in the shape that you want to make. The shape you’ve created then turns into a line.

How to Change the Line Color

After drawing on Google Slides, you may want to change the color and thickness of the line you drew. Here’s how:

1. How to Change the Line Color

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Once you've drawn a line, you can easily change the color.

Start by selecting the line that you want to change the color of. Next, click on the Line Color button (it looks like a pencil above a line) in the ribbon. When you click on this button, a color menu appears. From the color menu, select the color that you want.

2. How to Change the Line Thickness

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You can determine the width of your line.

If you want to change the thickness of the line that you drew in Google Slides, you can.

  1. Select the line that you drew.
  2. Click on the Line Weight button (it looks like three lines of varying widths) in the ribbon. When you click on this button, a menu appears where you can choose the thickness of your line.

How to Draw a Shape

Drawing a shape and drawing a line have similar steps. Here’s how to draw in Google Slides:

1. Shape Button

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You can also add shapes to your drawing.

The first step in drawing a shape is to click on the Shape button (it looks like a circle and a square) in the ribbon.

When you click on this button, a menu appears. From this menu, choose the shape that you want. If you hover over the shape option, a menu appears where you can choose even more shapes.

2. Draw Your Shape

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The sun image in this illustration is from the Shape menu.

After selecting your shape, click where you want the shape to be and draw a diagonal line. Your shape appears. You can use the handles to adjust the size of your shape.

How to Add an Image to Google Slides

If you aren’t good at drawing or just want to add a stock image, you can do that too. Here’s how to insert a drawing in Google Slides:

Envato Elements is an excellent source of professionally created images.

1. Choose an Image

Ratatouille Sketched has graphics that look like they've been drawn. Ratatouille Sketched has graphics that look like they've been drawn. Ratatouille Sketched has graphics that look like they've been drawn.
Ratatouille Sketched has graphics that look like they've been drawn.

Envato Elements has graphics that look like you drew them by hand.

In this tutorial, the Ratatouille Sketched graphics are used. It comes with over 130 hand-drawn vector elements.

2. Insert an Image

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Insert a graphic or image onto your slide. (Graphic Source: Envato Elements)

After you’ve chosen a slide to which you want to add your graphic, click on the Insert option in the toolbar above the ribbon. When you click on Insert, a menu drops down. From the drop-down menu, select Image.

When Image is selected, another menu appears. Choose the right option based on where your file is saved.

3. Adjust Your Image

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Adjust your graphic as needed. (Graphic Source: Envato Elements)

After you’ve added your image, you can adjust it as needed. Adjust the image by using the handles that appear around the image.

Google Slides FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Few people are experts in Google Slides. If you've a question, it’s okay. We've got you covered. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:

1.  Can I Edit More Than One Presentation Slide in Google Slides?

When you edit a master slide, you edit every slide in your presentation. This makes your whole presentation look more uniform. When you've got a uniform presentation, it keeps the presentation from looking sloppy.

To learn more about master slides, read this tutorial:

2. How Do I Add a GIF to My Presentation?

A GIF is an image with simple animations. They can have funny images or memes. Adding a GIF can be a way to keep your audience focused while also adding visual interest to your presentation.

Read this article to find out how to add a GIF to your Google Slides presentation:

3. Can I Add New Fonts to Google Slides?

Fonts are a great way to add a touch of your personality in your presentation without adding too much. Luckily, it’s easy to add a new font to Google Slides. Here’s how:

4. Can I Add a Map to Google Slides?

If you’re discussing more than one place or country, having a map in your presentation can be helpful. Many presentation templates feature maps. For more information, read this article:

5. How Do I Enhance My Google Slides Presentation?

One way to enhance your presentation is to add music to your presentation. Adding music or audio to your presentation adds an extra element that could make your presentation interesting. For more information, read this tutorial:

The Best Source for Google Slides Templates (With Unlimited Use)

Envato Elements is the top service for digital elements. To access to the digital elements, you must pay a low monthly fee to become a subscriber. Once you’re a subscriber, you can access premium digital elements such as Google Slides templates, fonts, images, audio, and more.

Explore Google Slides Templates

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Elements is a great deal for people who work in the creative field or make a lot of presentations. Since unlimited downloads are a part of the deal, you've got the freedom to try out different elements.

Free templates aren’t as robust and well-made as premium presentation templates. However, professionals make every Envato Elements template to look impressive and professional. All of the digital elements on Envato are of high quality, which means that’ll you stand out.

Top Premium Google Slides Templates

Before drawing on Google Slides, you should choose a premium template. Here are the top five Envato Elements Google Slides templates:

1. Bima Google Slides

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Bima is a creative Google Slides template that can be used for multiple purposes. It comes with icons that you can easily use. The design of this template is minimal and modern, with a focus on images.

2. Forward Multipurpose Presentation

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This presentation comes with maps, charts, and graphs, making it easy to use for multiple purposes. In addition, it comes with ten color variations that you can choose from. Forward Multipurpose Presentation comes with a total of 860 slides.

3. Photone

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Photone Google Slides premium template comes with over 150 total slides. Also, it comes with five color themes that you can choose from. Easily add an image to this template by dragging and dropping the image of your choice into the picture placeholder.

4. Motion

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Motion premium Google Slides template has a design that's modern and creative. It features over 150 slides with five premade color schemes for you to choose. In addition, this template comes with infographics, illustrations, charts, and graphs. Show off your mobile designs in the mobile infographics.

5. Chalked

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The theme of Chalked Google Slides template is doodles. This means that all the chart, graphs, and infographics look like doodles or sketches. This is the template if you want to add a fun element to your presentation while remaining professional.

Put Your Line Drawing Skills to Use Today!

Have you wondered how to add more visual interest to your presentation? Try adding a line drawing to some of your slides. It can be difficult to figure out how to create a line drawing, but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy.

Use line drawing to show your creative side in your presentation. Now that you've learned how to draw in Google Slides. Try drawing in your next presentation. Consider saving time by using a premium template from Envato Elements when creating a Google Slides presentation.

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