There’s no need to beat around the bush… I am in love – head over heels – smitten…
Google Drawings has captured my heart.
Here are a few reasons why I love Google Drawings.
- Layers upon layers upon layers… GD lets me stack all my creativity on top of each other until it is one beautiful pile of digital goodness.
- GD doesn’t have very many rules. I can make my canvas any size that I want. I can make the background a color OR an image. I can place texts and images all over the place and it just lets me feel FREE!
- I can link to any website, anywhere on the canvas. By placing transparent shapes on my top layer, I can link them to other URLs to create a super-dynamic and interactive environment.
- GD makes me look good. I mean… my work can look bright and flashy, streamlined and lean, quiet and reflective… you name it.
Google Drawings is one of the simplest, most flexible G Suite apps out there, and if you haven’t taken a dive in, it’s time!
Tonight, I set out to design an interactive image that links viewers to the 19 ISTE18 People’s Choice Sessions that CUE members have submitted. I decided to make a simple image on @Procreate and import it into Google Drawings. Then I placed WordArt and profile pictures over the different bubbles. Finally, I placed individual, transparent circles as the top layer and linked each one to individual URLs for the different voting pages on the ISTE website.
Here is the result:
To activate the individual links, you need to view the Drawing inside Google Apps, so you can click on the large image above or link here:
Next time you have a need to produce an image-rich project, look no further than Google Drawings… you won’t regret it. 🙂