Google Drawing lets your create custom drawings by using text, shapes, colors, and images. It's a great tool to use to create posters, custom web banners, and more!
To be able to add words, first you need a text box. The icon looks like this:
Click on the icon and then click anywhere on the screen. This will create a text box. You can change the size of the text box by dragging the corners.
After you have a text box, you can change the size, the look, and the color of the words by highlighting the words and using the tool bar.
If you want to share your drawing with a classmate or a teacher, it's easy!
Remember - Think about who you are sharing your Drawing with before you share it. Also consider whether or not you want that person to be able to just view your Drawing or to be able to Edit it.
To get to Google Drawing, follow these steps:
1. Go to drive.google.com
2. Log into your google drive using your CPS account
3. Click on the red "New" button up in the corner
4. Click on "More"
5. Click on Google Drawing
There are several ways to insert a picture. The easiest way is to click on the picture icon on the toolbar.
It looks like this: . Then you have 6 options:
Upload - You can use a picture you already have saved to your computer
Take a Snapshot - Uses the camera built into your device to take a picture of you
By URL - You can copy and paste the URL of a picture from something like Google images
Your Albums - If you have photos already in your Google Plus, you can add them this way
Google Drive - If you have photos already in your Google Drive, you can add them this way
Search - You can search Google images right in Google Drawing!
Here's another way to insert a picture:
If you need to have the website URL where your picture came from, you can go to Tools - Research. Then select Images and you can insert an image that then gives you the URL.
Don't worry if you make a mistake! It's easy to undo. You can just hit the undo icon! It looks like this:
There's a lot you can do with Google Drawing. You can...
Take time to learn and explore. Google Drawing is a great tool!
To change the shape of your picture, simply click on the picture and use the crop tool. It looks like this: If you click on the arrow next to the symbol, it will give you shape options. Simple click on the shape and it will change the shape of your picture just like the pictures below! (Pictures from http://k12edubuzz.com/be-the-buffalo/)