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How To Draw On Google Slides

Being able to draw onto google slides can really make your presentations pop. But how do you actually draw on google slides?
Last Updated on May 16, 2023
How To Draw On Google Slides
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Google Slides is a free-to-use presentation-making platform that allows you to access all kinds of top-end tools to create wonderful presentations that are engaging, insightful, and easy to access.

One of the many awesome tools that you can access on google slides is the ability to draw directly onto your slides.

This is a very useful tool that can help you to inject a little bit of personality into your presentations, and also help you to improve on clarity and legibility.

But not many people know about this feature, and thus many also don’t know how to use it. If you are in this situation, join us below to find out exactly how you can start drawing on your Google slides!

How Do You Draw On Google Slides?

Luckily, drawing on google slides is quite easy, it’s just that the option for it is quite hidden away.




In order to start drawing directly onto your slides, head to the slide that you want to draw on, and then click on ‘Insert’ on the toolbar.




Line Submenu

From there, move your cursor down to hover over the ‘Line’ submenu. This will cause a number of extra options to show up that can help you to create lines that can be pasted directly into your document.

line submenu




You will notice that one of these options is labeled as ‘Scribble’. Click this option, and your cursor will change into a cross symbol.

Simply click where you want your drawing to begin, and then, while holding down on the left-click, drag the mouse around to begin creating your shape.





Edit Your Drawing

Once you let go of the left-click, the line will end, and the drawing that you have created will be rendered as a solid line.

Once this has happened, you can then manipulate your drawing as a shape and resize it, rotate it, or move it to different spots on your slide. This is great for allowing you to make last-second edits.

edit drawing

Can You Draw On Google Docs?

Unfortunately, though you can draw onto google slides, you cannot draw directly onto google docs as well. There is no tool in the ‘Insert’ menu that allows you to draw directly onto your doc, and thus you may have to find alternate methods.

However, what you can do instead is create a drawing in an external program, such as Microsoft Paint, save that drawing, and then upload it directly into your document itself from google drive.

This way, you do not have to miss out on the benefits offered by inserting drawings into google docs.

Can You Freehand Draw On Google Slides?

Yes. If you wanted to draw on google slides in a way that is incredibly clear and presentable, you could always hook up a drawing tablet to your computer and then use that to control the drawing tools directly.

Can I Draw On An Image In Google Docs?

Unfortunately, you cannot draw directly onto google docs files. However, if you did want to include a drawing as part of a google doc, you could instead try drawing in a separate program, and then uploading that drawing directly into your doc from your google drive.

Can You Draw With An Apple Pencil On Google Slides?

Unfortunately, there is not currently any official support for the Apple pencil periphery within any google apps, and thus you cannot draw onto google slides using just the Apple pencil.

To Wrap Up

As you can see, drawing directly onto google slides is quite easy to do, and can offer some great benefits that help to make your slides more engaging, and thus far more successful.

And if you did not want to draw directly onto your google slide, don’t worry, because you can simply draw on a separate program, and then upload that drawing directly onto your google slide.

This can help you to create much greater drawings, which can impress your audience even more!

Andrew is one of three co-founders of BGFG, the parent company of PC Guide. A keen gamer and PC enthusiast, Andrew dabbles in a bit of writing sometimes - when he gets the chance to!