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How to Quickly Make Brochure Presentations on Google Slides (With Templates)

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 Brochures are a great way to inform potential clients about a product or service. They can be a great form of advertisement. Google Slides makes it easy to create a brochure. If you use a premium template, you start with a great base.

This premium Google Slides template from Envato Elements is a great multipurpose template.This premium Google Slides template from Envato Elements is a great multipurpose template.This premium Google Slides template from Envato Elements is a great multipurpose template.
This premium Google Slides template from Envato Elements is a great multipurpose template.

While you may not be able to find brochure templates for Google Slides, you can use an ordinary Google Slides template.

This tutorial covers how to take a premium template and create a brochure. In the tutorial, you’ll start with a premium Google Slides template that'll work as a well-designed base. Keep reading to find out how to make a brochure in Google Slides.

How to Make a Brochure on Google Slides

The tutorial uses the Hero V1 Multipurpose template.The tutorial uses the Hero V1 Multipurpose template.The tutorial uses the Hero V1 Multipurpose template.
The tutorial uses the Hero V1 Multipurpose template.

Learn how to change the Hero V1 Multipurpose Presentation Template into a brochure. This template comes with 2000 total slides so that you can add information. Plus, it comes with ten color schemes so that you can choose a color scheme that suits your purpose.

The Hero V1 Multipurpose Presentation Template is a PowerPoint template, but you can easily change it into a Google Slides template. Here’s a tutorial on how to convert a PowerPoint template into a Google Slides template:

1. Choose a Slide

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Choose a slide.

Start by choosing a slide you want to use as a brochure. (I chose slide #22.) In this tutorial, we’ll be making a trifold brochure.

Choose a slide that you think will make a good brochure base. Delete unwanted objects by selecting the object and pressing Delete on your keyboard.

It’s best to delete any text boxes because once you add your table, they'll be behind your table. This makes them difficult to edit.

2. Insert a Table

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Insert a table.

Since we want to make a trifold brochure, we need to insert a three-column table. If you're going to create a bi-fold brochure, then you’ll need a two-column table.

First, click on the Insert tab above the ribbon. From the dropdown menu, select the Table option. When you click on this option, a mini table appears. Only drag your mouse over the top three boxes. These boxes will turn into your table.

Insert a slide.Insert a slide.Insert a slide.
Insert a slide. (Notice faint grid lines from the table in the image above.)

Finally, the table appears on the slide. Adjust table edges to match the slide edges. This table will help you when designing your trifold brochure.

3. Think About the Layout

Think about the layout.Think about the layout.Think about the layout.
Think about the layout.

Since we're making a trifold brochure, you need two brochure slides with three columns each. You’ll be folding your brochure along the table lines. So, the layout may look like this:

  • front cover
  • inside page (back of front cover)
  • inside middle page (back of back cover)
  • inside middle page (back of flap)
  • flap
  • back cover

Ultimately, how you fold your brochure determines your layout.

If you’re having trouble visualizing this, take a piece of paper and fold it into a trifold brochure according to the layout above.

So, make a copy of your slide with the table to serve as the inside of your brochure.

4. Design the Front Cover

Design the front cover.Design the front cover.Design the front cover.
Design the front cover.

The front cover is the leftmost column on your first brochure slide. You can design the cover however you’d like.

First, add text. Adding text in Google Slides is easy. Click on the Text box button in the ribbon and type your text.

To change the font, make sure your text is selected and choose a font from the Font menu. Next to the Font menu is a box where you can change your font size by pressing the plus and minus buttons in the Font size field.

5. Design the Back Cover

Design the back cover.Design the back cover.Design the back cover.
Design the back cover (Image sources: Envato Elements 1. Envato Elements 2)

The back cover is the middle box on your slide. The back panels are a great place to add contact information. After adding any text that you want, you can add images.

To add images, click on the Insert image button in the ribbon. When you click on this button, a menu appears. Select the right option for you depending on where your image is located.

You can also drag your image file from its location onto your brochure slide. After your image is on the slide, you may need to adjust it.

6. Design the Inside Cover

Design the inside cover.Design the inside cover.Design the inside cover.
Design the inside cover.

Now design the inside cover. This section is typically the most text-heavy because it's where you talk about your product or service. However, if you want graphics or illustrations, it can add a fun element to your pamphlet in Google Slides.

I’m using the Ice Cream Cart Illustration from Envato Elements on the brochure flap in this tutorial. You add graphics and illustrations the same way you add an image. You can drag and drop the image file onto your slide or use the Insert image button in the ribbon. Repeat every step above for the back of your brochure.

7. Print the Brochure

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Print the brochure.

There are two methods that you can use to print your brochure:

  1. Use the Print button in the ribbon. (You can also use the keyboard shortcut Command + P)
  2. Click on the File tab and then click on the Print option from the drop-down menu.

5 Handy Brochure Creation Tips

Before you start designing your brochure slides, it can be helpful to know the latest design trends. Here are some top five design trends:

1. Limit Your Font Usage

This simple template makes it easy to a have a minimal base.This simple template makes it easy to a have a minimal base.This simple template makes it easy to a have a minimal base.
This simple template makes it easy to a have a minimal base.

Since Envato Elements has thousands of fonts you can download, it can be tempting to use multiple fonts. However, brochure slides when making your brochure slides, you should consider using a minimal number of fonts. If there are too many fonts on one brochure, it can look unprofessional and sloppy. You want to leave the readers with a good impression, not a bad one.

2. Try Being Simple

You might think that to stand out you need to do something incredibly creative or something that’s never been done before. That isn’t necessary sometimes. A well-done simple brochure can stand out.

Just because your brochure slides are simple doesn’t mean they have to be boring. You can have a simple design that stands out without going over the top.

3. Use Shapes to Create an Impact

Shapes can add visual interest to your background.Shapes can add visual interest to your background.Shapes can add visual interest to your background.
Shapes can add visual interest to your background.

If you want to make a specific statement stand out on your brochure, try placing that statement in a geographic shape. If you make the geographic shape a contrasting color to the rest of your slide, it'll stand out more. By doing this, you’re adding an element of interest to your brochure.

4. Consider Your Materials

When choosing the material you want for your brochure, think about the message you want to send. For example, if you use 100% recyclable material, you’re sending the message that your company cares about the environment.

Another reason materials should be considered is that if your paper has a brown background, you want the font to stand out and not blend in with the background.

5. Make it Fun

There are many ways you can make a fun brochure.There are many ways you can make a fun brochure.There are many ways you can make a fun brochure.
There are many ways you can make a fun brochure.

One way to make your brochure stand out is to make it fun. There are several ways that you can do that. First, you can use colors to add some fun to your brochure. Another way is to use fun illustrations or graphics. Envato Elements has hundreds of illustrations and graphics that you can use to make your brochure more fun.

Top Source for Google Slides Templates (With Unlimited Use)

Envato Elements is a top source for PowerPoint templates. It's a subscription service where you get unlimited access to digital assets.

To become a subscriber, all you need to do is pay a low monthly fee. The digital assets you’d access are:

Envato Elements Google SlidesEnvato Elements Google SlidesEnvato Elements Google Slides

Professionals make every template that's on Envato Elements to look stylish and impressive. This means that by using a premium Google Slides template, you’ll stand out.

If you're creative and are worried that using a premium Google Slides template will limit your creativity, there’s no need to worry. A good premium Google Slides template is fully editable. This means that you can change anything you want. And when using a premium Google Slides template, you save time. Because all you need to do is add your information and images.

Download a Premium Google Slides Template Today!

Brochures are a form of advertisement often used to tell others about a product or service. Now that you know how to convert a Google Slides presentation template into a brochure, put those skills to use.

If you often need digital assets or make brochures,  save time and money by signing up for Envato Elements.

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