Google Slides has a variety of unique text effects and features including changing the text color, highlighting the text, or even adding a drop shadow to make the text stand out. Adding these special effects to some important text on your slide can help you better grab your viewer's attention. But how to add text effects on Google Slides?
To add text effects in Google Slides, first highlight the text by double-clicking on it. Then right-click and select "Format Options" to add effects like drop shadow, reflection, etc. To add a color effect to the text, use the text color tool represented by the "A" icon on the toolbar.
While adding these text effects in Google Slides is perhaps easier than you think, it can be a little challenging, especially if you're new to Google Slides! So, in this article, I will share with you how to add fancy text effects in Google Slides step by step.
So let's get started!
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How to highlight text in Google Slides?
Highlighting text on your slides can help you draw attention to a specific part of your slides right away. One way to make text stand out is to use a bold font. But, this is quite common. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you can choose to make your text stand out with a background color.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to highlight text in Google Slides:
Step 1 – Select and highlight the text
First, you need to open Google Slides and go to the slide that contains the text you want to highlight. After opening the specific slide, you need to select the text that you want to highlight with the cursor.
Step 2 – Change the color of “Highlight Text”
After selecting the text, click on the "pencil" icon in the upper right corner and choose the desired color to highlight the text.
By following these two simple steps, you can easily highlight any text on Google Slides. However, is it the only way to grab the attention of your audience at any given time? Definitely not; Google Slides has several other ways to do this.
How to add shadow to text in Google Slides?
If you want a certain part of your text in Google Slide to stand out from the rest without making it stand out, add shadows to the text. To add a drop shadow effect to your text, follow these steps:
Step 1: Highlight the text
Open the slide and select the text you want to add a shadow to using the cursor.
Step 2 – Open the formatting options panel
Now click on the “three dots” icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then click on "format options" in the dropdown menu that opens.
Step 3 – Enable Drop Shadow for Highlighted Text
Now, a new window will appear on the right side with the "Drop Shadow" option. Select this by checking the box or simply clicking "cast shadow“, and you have successfully added a shadow to your text.
Highlighting and adding shadows in Google Slides is very easy and can be done in just a few clicks. But what about changing the color of your text?
How to change the color of the text in Google Slides?
If you're looking for a way to visually guide your audience to specific text in your Google Slides during a presentation, changing the color of the text would be the perfect option.
You can change the color of your text in Google Slides by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Highlight the text to change color
Open the slide and using the cursor, select the text to which you want to add color.
Step 2: Open Color Settings from the "Format" menu
Now, on the toolbar, click on the button “Format"option. A drop-down menu will appear. In this menu, click on “Text“. Then in the following menu options, click on “heart“.
Step 3: Choose the color of your text
Clicking on the "Color" option will open a box containing a variety of colors. Select your preferred color and you will notice that the color of your text will change accordingly.
This is how you can assign a specific color to any text on your slide using Google Slides.
In the next section, I'll go a step further and discuss how to add a color gradient or transition between two colors to your text to make it even more sophisticated.
How to add gradient color to text in Google Slides?
Sometimes you may want to add a color gradient to your text in Google Slides. Google Slides also offers this feature!
To add gradient color to your text, follow the simple steps below:
Step 1: Insert Word Art
Open the slide and select the "Insert" option on the toolbar, using the cursor. From the drop down menu, select "Word art".
Step 2 - Enter Text for Word Art
This will open a text bar for you to type. In the text bar, type the text you want in the gradient color and hit enter.
Step 3 - Choose a gradient color to apply
Then click on the "fill color" icon. Now select "Gradient" and choose your desired gradient color from the graphic, and your work is done!
How to make text glow in Google Slides?
If you don't want your presentation slides to be monotonous using the same resources over and over again, Google Slides has a feature to make your texts shine! Just follow the simple steps below:
Step 1: Insert Word Art
Open the slide and select the "Insert" option on the toolbar, using the cursor. From the drop down menu, select "Word art". like before.
Step 2 - Enter Text for Word Art
In the text box, type the text you want in bright color and hit enter. For this example, we'll use a simple "Good morning!" message as an example.
Step 3 - Apply a Text Color Fill
Now go to the toolbar at the top of the screen and select the "fill color"option. Choose a color that you like. Remember to use a lighter shade as it works best for the glow effect.
Step 4 – Apply a darker color to the border of the text
Click the "Border Color" icon, which is next to the "Fill Color" icon, and in the color table, choose the color of your choice, but it should be the darker shade of the color you chose earlier.
Step 5 - Adjust the Weight of the Border
Go to the "Border Weight" option next to the "Border Color" icon and choose your preferred measurement. And you made your text shine!
Step 6 – Add a Drop Shadow to Word Art
Now, as the last step, click on “Format Options”. A new window will open on the right side of the screen. In this window, enable “cast shadow“.
Be sure to adjust the shadow color to match the "text color" or "border color" for the best effect.
As the last step, adjust the shadow transparency, shadow distance and blur settings as per your convenience to get a nice glow effect on the text.
This is how you can make your text shine with Google Slides.
How to make rainbow colored text on Google Slides?
If you are looking for something vibrant to make your presentation slides more upbeat and fun, try changing the color of some text to rainbow color. Just follow these simple steps:
Step 1 - Insert Word Art on the Slide
After opening the slide, go to the "Insert" option in the toolbar at the top and select the "Word art" option.
Step 2 - Add Text to Word Art
Type the text you want in the color of the rainbow and press "enter".
Step 3 - Choose the Custom Gradient Fill Color Option
Now click on the "Fill Color" icon and select gradient, where you will find the "Custom" option at the bottom. Click the "plus" icon inside the custom option.
Step 4 - Add Custom Rainbow Gradients
Now, you can customize the gradient in the color of the rainbow. By clicking the "Add" option, you will be able to add your gradient stops. Now for each stop select a color of your choice to create your custom rainbow gradient. Here, I've selected purple, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red to resemble a real-life rainbow.
Step 5 - Set the Custom Gradient Distance
Repeat step 5 until you have added all 7 rainbow colors as a gradient. Try to keep the newly added gradients as equidistant as possible.
Step 6 – Apply the Rainbow Font Fill
After adding all the color stops, press the button “OK"option. Now the text will appear in the color of the rainbow!
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