Using Drawing Tools in Google Drawings

Google Drawings    |    Beginner
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Explore drawing tools in Google Drawings. Discover how to work with tables, images, diagrams, and shapes, as well as how to organize elements in a diagram.


  • insert and format a table in your Google Drawings workspace
    import an image into a drawing in your Google Drawing workspace
    create a quick diagram in your Google Drawing workspace
    modify shapes inserted into your Google Drawing canvas
    adjust line formats in Google Drawing
  • add color to your drawing in Google Drawing
    insert arrows into your Google Drawing image
    select elements in your drawing with Google Drawing
    layer elements on your Google Drawing image
    reorganize the spacing and alignment of diagram elements in Google Drawing


  • 5m 21s
    In Google Drawings, you can insert a table in your workspace. Once inserted, you can insert text, format it and even insert additional rows and columns. FREE ACCESS
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    In Google Drawings, you can insert images into your drawings several different ways. You can upload images from your hard drive, directly from the internet or even from your Google Drive storage space. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Creating a quick diagram in Google Drawings
    5m 43s
    You can create a quick diagram by using the Scribble tool, which allows you to insert free-hand shapes. However, in order to add more precise lines and shapes, the plotline and predefined shape tools should be used. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Customizing your shapes in Google Drawings
    3m 26s
    In Google Drawings, once you have inserted shapes, you can modify them. You will see how to move, resize and rotate shapes inserted in your drawing canvas. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Customizing your line formats in Google Drawings
    5m 29s
    In Google Drawings, you can make several adjustments to the lines that you have inserted into your drawing or diagram. You can resize a line as well as adjust its thickness, type and color. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Adding color to your drawing in Google Drawings
    4m 18s
    Adding color to your drawing can be a good way to improve its overall appearance. In Google Drawings, you can modify the color for all the elements that you insert into your drawing. You can change the background, shape, border and text colors. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Adding arrows to your drawing in Google Drawings
    5m 6s
    If you are creating an explanatory diagram, you may find it useful to insert arrows. Google Drawings features a number of different ways of inserting different types of arrows. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Selecting elements in your drawing in Google Drawings
    4m 49s
    If you want to make changes to multiple elements in your drawing, you will need to know how to use the selection tool and its different functions. You will see how to select multiple shapes at once, group these elements together and even make changes to more than one element at a time. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Changing the order of your elements in Google Drawings
    5m 11s
    When creating your drawing in Google Drawings, it is important to take into account the third dimension when inserting and organizing the different elements. You will see how to use the layering tools to place objects over and under other elements in your diagram. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Reorganizing the elements in a diagram in Google Drawings
    3m 19s
    In order to make your diagram look as neat and professional as possible, Google Drawings has included a number of different tools to help you reorganize the elements in your diagram. You will see how to align your shapes, adjust the space distribution of a group of shapes and center, left or right align a selected element. FREE ACCESS


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