Google Slides is a web-based presentation software much like PowerPoint or Apple Keynote. You can even use custom templates to create perfect presentation designs in it. We'll learn how to get more themes for Google Slides in this quick video and written tutorial.
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Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video.
1. Select a Theme From Envato Elements
For presentation themes I always like to use Envato Elements, an all you can download service for creatives with many design elements. All of these templates on Envato Elements are compatible with Google Slides, so you can download any of them to get started with your presentation.
2. Download a PPTX Template for Google Slides
I've gone ahead and downloaded a template. In this case, the Google Slides template, Circles. Now let's open it up and find the .pptx file. You may know this as the PowerPoint file format, but it works with Google Slides too.
All of the themes on Elements in the category we looked at were filtered for Google Slides and work nicely with it.
3. Drag & Drop the Theme to Your Drive
Once you find the PPTX file you can just drag and drop it into your drive to upload it and start working with it in your own presentation.
4. Finishing Up
Now that we've uploaded a theme. You can start designing your presentation just as you normally would with Google Slides, but instead of designing from scratch you've got a great-looking head start with a custom template.
More Envato Tuts+ Google Slides Tutorials
Learn more in our ultimate tutorial guide on How to Use Google Slides on Envato Tuts+. We have an assortment of Google Slides lessons, including these tutorials on how to get started with Google Slides:
- Google SlidesWhat Is Google Slides? Great (Free) Online Presentation SoftwareLaura Spencer
- Google SlidesHow to Quickly Change Themes For Google Slides (Download & Import)Laura Spencer
- PresentationsHow to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides Presentations on ImportLaura Spencer
You can also find more professional Google Slide templates in these roundup articles:
- Google Slides25 Best Business Presentation Templates for Google Slides (For 2019)Laura Spencer
- Google Slides25 Cool Google Slides Themes (To Make Presentations in 2019)Sean Hodge
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