How to Change the Design in Google Slides

The layout of a slide can be described as the set of elements that form up the appearance of the slide and thus determine its visual identity. These elements can be text boxes, placeholders, graphic resources, logos, colors, fonts, backgrounds, etc. In short, it's the design of the slides.

You can apply any layout already featured in any of the slides of your presentation. If you need to create new slides in your presentation, please refer to this other tutorial.

To apply layouts to your slides, do any of the following:

  • Select the slide whose layout you want to change. Open the Layout drop-down menu and choose the one that suits your needs.
List of layouts in Google Slides
  • Right-click the slide whose layout you want to change → Apply layout. Then select the desired layout.
List of layouts in right-click menu
  • Select the slide whose layout you want to change and click Slide → Apply layout. Then select the desired layout.
List of layouts in the Slide menu

Now you’re ready to change the layout of any slide. Remember that you’ll probably need to readjust the elements of the slide. We hope this tutorial is of any use to you. For further information on how to apply layouts to your slides, please refer to this article of Google Docs support page.