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Google Slides: how to create free presentations online

teacher avatar Giorgio Barillà, Blogger | Internet Marketer | LifeLearner

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6 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Intro to Google Slides

    • 2. How to get access to Google Slides

    • 3. How to change the default layouts

    • 4. How to choose Animations and Transactions

    • 5. How you can Create Shapes and Arrows

    • 6. Let's recap (+bonus!)

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About This Class

In this little course, you're going to learn how to create amazing presentations with a free tool.

This free tool is Google Slides and you can find it in your Google Drive account.

I'm sure this course can be helpful to everyone seeking for a free alternative to PowerPoint. Also, people interested in cloud storage may benefit from this tutorial too :)

PS: this course is inside marketing because your main purpose with slides is to represent some sort of project or business.

Meet Your Teacher

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Giorgio Barillà

Blogger | Internet Marketer | LifeLearner


I like to teach and share everything I do online. 

In the last 4 years, I've created and analyzed hundreds of digital contents. These will be my topics here. We're going to discover how to create amazing contents, share them, make them effective and so on!

Also, remember my profile may be business-orientated since I'm a lifelearner in internet marketing too.

That said, let's begin this adventure together!

I'm also a Steemian and you can check out my latest posts here:

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1. Intro to Google Slides: in this course, we're going to learn how to build. Have some presentations for free. Now let's face it, you need to grieve presentations. That's a fact you cans and I you need is for your school project marketing plan, company showcase or your own fun. But power point is expensive, and all the other tools out there are just Freemium once, right? Well, nope. I can show you the way to make a presentation like the one you're seeing right now or you're watching right now. Ah, 100% free and you're not limited to that. What you're watching is just a fraction of what is Have some still can do for you and your business. Look, Very power points like rights, and you can do amazing stuff. But forget what I did earlier for me. Dignity, you know. But what secret tool is this? I discard it in the underground many years ago. Are maybe not. Do you know this symbol? It's the symbol off Google drive the sweet that contains the secret tool. Have you guessed it? Yep. It's Google's lights. The 100% freight, not Freemium tool from Google in this course and going to teach you a step by step process to select a template for your presentations and the way to find new templates for free. A step by step overview off the editor. And now you can use it in the best way. You can also see have some examples. And in the conclusion you're going to find out how this can be out full for you, your business and your online projects. What are you waiting for? Jump inside and they're fun. 2. How to get access to Google Slides: Okay, So the first thing you need to understand to get to the editor off Google's lights is off course, where you can find the Googles Lights application so they're tool is inside the suite off Google Drive. Google Drive offers you 17 gigabytes off free cloud storage in their in their servers, but they also get They also give you the opportunity to use free tools that emulates this way. The office suite. Okay, for example, you get us a tool to write documents at all to make presentations, which is Moviles lives a tool for making spreadsheets. And so so do open a new Google's lights. Um, editor. And it was like Page, just head over to new and then click on Google's lights. This will bring you to the editor off. Ah, blank Google's lights presentation. Now we're not going to see the editor in details right now, but I just want to give you a little peek. A general peak idea that or so right here you can choose a name for your presentation. So for these one, let's choose test. Those buttons are things we're going to see later on and on the right side you're going to see, um, a lot off free templates. Okay? These are all free to use. And you can modify them as you want, but they're not that cute, Okay? But you can use them for free. You can just click there and the automatically change everything inside your presentation. So they change the funds, they change the backgrounds, they change the title and subtitle. And they also choose all the sweet off slides available in Google's lights. That's right, because this tool works exactly like power point. So when you want to create a news light right there, you have to choose if your flight is the title, a section other, a title and body A title in two columns. Title only. One column tax main points, sexual title and description Caption. Big number and Blank. Clearly, you're able to customize all of these, and two are more standard standard lights. Okay, You you can choose what are your standards, But if you want to use the freedom plates or other templates made by other, you need to stick with those rules and to stick within those boundaries set by others. If you are able to design his lights by your own. You can just head over to here. Okay. Is light and edit, master. And you're going to see that you will be able to modify each and there is lied. Okay, So for example, if I want to change the default taxed for the title, I'm going to choose those world here. I can see those old women defy adds a new titles lied The title will be in Oswald In this front, I choose in the master. So Master edit master is the way you can change your standards for your templates. Okay, so recap here you can choose the title here you can see free templates you're able to use in your presentations and under slide and edit Master, you can choose to modify each standard template your designs your templates gives you give you so. For example, if you don't like a day's title and show columns, just go over to them, edit master and change them so that the fault the default will be what you choose and not what the system choose for you that say we can head over to see the menu and all the other options you have with Google's lives in the next video 3. How to change the default layouts : So let's see what the menu has to offer under file. You can share your presentations. Yours lives Create a new documents breath sheet presentation for or drawing Open up as lied Rename. Make a copy moved to somewhere else. Moved to the being import sums lights. You can see the revision history. You can change the language download as people TX ODP Pdf txt jpg PNG and SPG You can publish it to the web So you get on HTML code to embed these presentations in your presentation in your blawg or in another where you want to do at so just click on it. It will allow us to shared link or m bad it in our website. Then we can email these presentation to our collaborators. You we can email as an attachment. We can see the document it as the page stop and we can print. We can undo redo paste paste with us for nothing. Other Web clipboard sectors like Nam Final Place. We can view the present, the animations, the master. So the thing we edited in the past video because means amount selected zoom. We can see the HTML view and then we can insert text boxes, images, charts, videos were the outlines, shapes, the moles, animations, light numbers, comments. And we can choose to other news, light or import again. Imports lights inside. We can have a new slide. A do plates light at the two countries to the lead. As light. We can change the background, apply a layout so we can change the default. Lee. I lay out off singles lights over example if I don't want the ties on anymore. But if I I want to capture right there, I can choose it from side EPO are apply layouts and the caption. We can change the team. We can change transition, We can edit the master and we can have some control over hours. Lights can change the former off our work text. Mainly we can arrange. We can have some tools. And so, for example, we can have a voice type for. The speaker knows we again the option to insert a table. At this very moment. I want to focus on something really important, which is the animation on the templates. So let's just open the first video off this course here. You can see the presentation I made for the first lesson off this course. It's still loading up and to do that I'm I have not shoes template for me year, but I chose a template from another slight. I'm going to show you later on. But I think I want to focus on is how you can add another template. So, for example, if I want to change the template off all those slights, how can I do that? I can go over to slide and change team. Then if I want, I can choose one off those theme, of course. But if I want to import a team from another presentation, I can do that. So, for example, if I want to import team and I want to import, for example, let's see what don't work this one. Yes, I can select that one and they can select. Okay, I want to import these exact templates, so I want to import the wool. Say simply click on imports and all my lights are going to be around that style. So it's not that everything's gonna change, but you can see we don't have those colors anymore. This is more blue and orange. OK, It's not exactly working well right now. Sometimes girls rights can have the step off problems because a lot of templates external templates are made for Google presentations and for Power point excuse me and adopted for Google presentations for rubles Lights. So it's comprehensible. No, let's just go back and do and then do. Hopefully, it's possible. Uh, okay, there we are. What we want to do now is to add animations, But we're going to do this in the next video. Solar. Just pose for a minute. Help break, and we're going to see in the next video. 4. How to choose Animations and Transactions: adding an animation in Google's lights is really easy. You just have to select the element you want to any meat and then click on as light and hope own view and animation. Then you click on selected object to any meat and it will automatically select the object you were over ring in covering up. I don't know the exact terms you were offering on this taxes, so it automatically recognised the past taxed as the object you want to enemy. So, for example, I wanted to fly in from left. Okay, When on click. So play for example, it will show us the final results on quake It fly from the from from left. Okay, those are the exact same une missions you can get in. Ah, power point and you can do that. Wait every elements, every element in the presentation. So, for example, if I want to animate these Google Drive logo are just going to add animation to it at the animation and let's fly out to right, so no fly out isn't a fly in from right? Okay, so now it will appear from the right flying in. Okay, that's really simple. That's all there is to it. You have to add animations according to your needs. I generally suggest not to add them, by the way. But how can you add, um, transitions? Okay, animation from slide to slide. You can do that by clicking on his lied on and choose one off those, for example. Cube. You can apply this to Olds lights or just fix that to these lights. So it is very moment. The Cube will only be hopes in those choose lights came these choose lights. But if I apply that animation to old, his lights than all my slights will be transitioned by the Cube. So keep that in mind. Don't click this button like it's nothing. Okay? It's really important that supplies everything toe old sides here. You can also see some other things, but we also it's really simple. Transition just brings you here. Team brings you where we were before, and background is just the background. Yeah, so we already have already seen ah, lot off the features available in Google's lights. And in the next video, we're going to see how you can edit text and add shapes and lines and arrows and stuff like that. And then we're going to finally step out and see how you cannot beautiful templates for free on your Googles lights. 5. How you can Create Shapes and Arrows: Okay, let's take this tax as an example This text say's you needed for your school project. OK, The thing I can do with this tax, I can enlarge or shorter the space available to it. I can change his position in the plan. Okay. And those red lines help me figure out where the centuries I can change is fund is they mentions its dimensions okay, And its bond. I consider it a human. I can make it bold. It's Alec underline. I can change this cold war. I can link to an external website. I can choose to make a comment about this. I can align it, left, center, right or justify it. And they can also send to rate at top at the bottom or at the middle off my rectangle. Okay, The text is inside a rectangle. I can also choose to make it the list appointed list to the creasing then or to increase indent Okay. And they can also remove delist. I can also clear the for mating when I mean has lied. I can also draw some stuff. I can drone your rectangles for texts, but they can also choose to put an image in that in there. So, for example, I can search the web for a free cooperate image off cats. And let's said this. Okay, here. This This is my imaged off a cat and that can also add shapes. As you can see, maybe a circle I can add arose equations, formats, formulas and so on. I can decide to color the internal part with this tool and the external part with this one . And they can also choose to enlarge the border off this circle, clicking on this right there on those so I can choose to make it Ah, pointed line or a separated the line and stuff like that. Those are all things you can play with by your own. Okay, I'm I'm not here to show you how to play with Google's lives. My objectively of my final, um, aim here is to teach you the options you have here. Then you can play with them and make whatever you want with them. So we covered the basic stuff. Okay, I I told you how to create these lines. What are standard the standard layouts here. How you can modify them. You can add new templates are. You can dro forms on equations and are. You can modify attacks. Thing goes like you can add on emerging ghouls lied. Let's remember, you can also add charts with bars or with, um, all right, what is it with the pie and so on? And you can also add some tables. Okay, so example Freeport for four table here and I can write inside of it, okay, And that's pretty much up. That's all the things you normally I used to do in Power Point. But you can do all that for free on Google's lights and all the things you doing. Google's lights remain in your Google drives, so it's always online. Everything you do here is in the cloud, and you don't have to save every two seconds. Everything you do, it's automatically saved in the cloud. So just to remember here you can set the title. Here. You can see all your slights and add new ah, whose lives by default layouts you can modify in as light and that it master here. You can add it, view your presentation, insert text boxes, images, charts, videos, word our lines, shapes, stables, animation and slight numbers and the animation. You can choose to any meat a single objects or to animate between slides so you can choose to other transaction. Basically, you can also change the four months off, your taxed, the front of your tax and so on and so forth. And you can choose Teoh, um, to change the template by this mother right there. In the next lesson, I'm going to teach you where you can find free templates that are not as bad as those are, even if some of them is not too bad as you can see. So see you in the next video. I'm going to show you are fantastic and have some website, and I'm sure you're going to love it. Trust me. 6. Let's recap (+bonus!): So before moving to the website I talked about in the previous video, I wanted to take a moment to show you how you can upload any magic. I I was pretty quick on this in the previous video. So just a moment that you can upload your image from your PC, you can take a snapshot by your webcam. You can upload your image by a euro. You can choose to upload your image from your albums. Or you can choose to upload an image from your Google drive. Because, remember, Google's lights is inside. Google drives sweet, so to have a free templates for your Googles last presentations and for your Googles lights in general, you can add over two slides. Charitable. That's Caramel is a website featuring free Power point templates and Google's lights teams for your presentations. That's the only service I I've seen online that also features Google's lights teams. Okay, they optimized for this. The only thing you have to do is choose whatever you want to see all templates, formal templates, inspirational templates created creative templates, simple Temple set up them, but elegant templates, playful templates and bill or business templates. Okay for some pledges to choose business templates and then you have to select Ah, team you like OK, are a team you like. For example, we can choose this Gray me a presentation template on Dhere. You're going to see all did a fold layouts. You're going to act in the in the seem So, for example, this will be the Sunder layout for ah title plus description. This will be for the transition. At line is will be quote. Okay, those are the standards. Okay, those will be in here. You can have a presentation, a little pick at what you're going to get in the standard layout templates. Okay, when you choose, when you're sure about the team, Okay, you just have to click on use as Google's lights team and these will bring you your brother to this page. At this point, you can only see this template on. It's useful to say it inside Google's let's do, but that's not the point. You want to add it, that you want to use it, how you can do that. That's explained here, by the way, you just have to click on file and make a copy. Name the copy. For example. Let's make it test, and the copy is going to be eligible. So in this copy, you're just going to delete old is lights available in the presentation right now. Just wait a moment, tell it loads up. Okay, That's just delete oldest lights. Come on. Go, go. I trust you. Come on. I really do trust you. Come on. Okay. The little lights rates. Now you can add the layouts, the standard layouts off this team. As you can see, those are the same that you've seen here. Okay, so that's pretty much it. I hope this course has been useful to you. I also shown you some examples on the best example. Was the presentation media off this course? I think there's nothing better than us. Nothing that I had actually done. I've done it and I've done it for the purpose of discourse. So I think it was useful to see I also shown you the basic editor functions are you can use them and that you can tweak them on. And those lights carnival was the biggest thing because it shows you how you can add free templates with have some designs and then you can just use them. I just use them as they are. I never modify the the master. Okay, I just used the standard layouts K. Just choose a team you like with all the standard layouts and you'll be good to go. That said, I hope this course was out full to you. It was short on dough. I know that. But if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask in the comments. I'll be sure to us. I'll be be sure. I'm going to ask. Be sure and going to answer your question in at maximum 24 hours. Kate, trust me. I do believe in my courses and they do believe in my followers as well. So please don't as the toe ask anything you want. I am going to ask for you. Have a great day and see you in the next courses