Things I learn from my students: custom gradient backgrounds. Today my students were giving homework presentations. One student had an interesting background: a rainbow bullseye. I had seen him working on his presentation and knew that he created that background, but wasn’t sure how. So today, I asked him after he was done. He said that it was a custom background. Then I asked him to show the class. And now it’s all the rage!
Some are a bit easier on the eyes than others, but the effect is still pretty cool. So how’d he do it?
When in Google Slides, click on a slide from the left. Then, select Background.
From here, a pop-out window appears. Choose color then gradient and finally custom.
From here we have several options. The one that really blew my mind was the + gradient stops.
Clicking the + allows you to add points where you can add colors using the paint can.
Pretty cool. So, I thank my student for sharing his discovery with the class.