You can use existing slide templates from Slide Carnival completely for free (as long as you give credit). You have the option to either download the template as a PowerPoint document or use it as as a Theme in Google Slides. Some even include extra infographics, diagrams, and icons you can customize!
Pro tip: My favorite one template so far is this Clean Minimal presentation
Alternative option: check out the Template Gallery that comes with Google Slides or SlideGo.com. However, the Template Gallery doesn’t have many options and SlidesGo.com limits your download to 10 free templates per month.
Use ColorHunt to a pick a color palette you like to apply to your presentation. When you’re ready to apply the color palette:
Favorite the palette by clicking the heart icon
Click into the color palette
Select the hex code of the color to copy it to the clipboard
Go back to your slides > select the color you want to replace by clicking the highlight icon
Select the “+” sign to add a custom color
Paste the hex code in and voila!
For elements you can’t click on:
Click on “Slide” > “Edit theme”
Select the element you want to change > click the paint bucket icon > change it to the color you just added
And if you want to build your presentation around one dominant color?
Take the hex code for that particular shade of color > input it into ColorSpace
This will generate colors around that dominant color. Now you can go crazy with these colors and get creative! 🤯
For high-resolution images, you can download them for free on unsplash.com.
Pro Tip: After dragging the image into the slide and setting it as the background, bring the brightness down to let the words pop out more!