Insert Google Drawing into Google Slides Presentation

Insert a drawing from Google Drive
  1. On your computer, open a document.
  2. In the top left, click Insert Drawing. From Drive.
  3. Click the drawing you want to insert.
  4. Click Select.

How to Insert a Google Drawing into Google Slides

how to insert a google drawing into slides?

Notice in the Google Drawing poster there are s of QR codes. If you would like to add QR codes to your Google Drawings for Google Slides you can do this in Google Chrome! Go to any website that you want to site in the poster. In the address bar click on the icon of 4 squares with a broken square around this. It is only visible when you click on the address bar. Download the QR code and DRAG it onto your Google Drawing.

I am a fan of Google Drawing. While it does not have all of the features of Adobe Illustrator, I am able to create quite a bit with it. What I especially like about Google Draw is that it is collaborative and the drawings are in my Google Drive with the rest of my documents.

Embed an Existing Google Drawing in Google Docs

With Google Drawings, you can do a bit more than with the Drawing tool in Google Docs. Along with the basics, it lets you create charts for data or diagrams for timelines and processes. The nice thing about Google Drawings is that your creations are automatically saved to your Google Drive.

When you go to your document in Google Docs, click Insert > Drawing > From Drive.

Select the drawing or use the search box at the top to locate it and hit “Select.”

Then choose if you would like to link to the source or insert the drawing unlinked and click the “Insert” button.

Draw on Google Slides Using Google Drawings

Another option is to use Google Drawings to create your picture and then insert it onto your slide. This is a good way to go if you want to create a detailed drawing.

As of this writing, Google Slides doesn’t offer the option to simply insert a drawing. So, it takes a few extra steps, and you have a couple of ways to do it.

To create your picture, you can go directly to the Google Drawings website. Alternatively, click File > New > Drawing from the Google Slides menu to open Drawings in a new browser tab.

Draw your picture, use the toolbar to format it as you like, and be sure to give it a name on the top left.

You can then use one of two ways to insert the drawing in Google Slides.

Draw in Google Slides Using Scribble

For a quick way to sketch your picture, you can draw directly on your slide. Then, use the available tools to format your drawing the way you want.

Open your presentation and select the slide you want to use. Go to Insert in the menu, move your cursor to Line, and choose “Scribble” in the pop-out menu. You can also use the line, arrow, and other tools if you like.

You’ll see your cursor transform into a crosshair symbol. Use that to draw on the slide.

After you draw your picture, you can use the toolbar to change the line weight, color, or dash. Select the drawing so that you see the object border. Then, choose an option in the toolbar.

To change the size or position, or add a shadow or reflection, select the and click “Format Options” in the toolbar.

When the sidebar opens, expand the option you want to change. For instance, you can check the box for Reflection and then expand the section to adjust the transparency, distance, and size.

Close the sidebar by clicking the X on the top right.

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