To say I am a bit excited about these new Google Slides features is quite an understatement!! But, there is NOW a drop shadow feature for images and TEXT in Google Slides. Finally! Forget about duplicating your text, making the background text black and then offsetting it to mimic a drop shadow. It’s now all a matter of a couple of clicks to achieve that effect. Take a look at the difference. The top option is where I had to layer and offset my text, while the bottom shows the new text shadow feature.
Reflection is another new feature that has been added. Although it isn’t one that I have often used in my Power Point days, it’s still a nice addition, and it works with animated .gif files, too.
This third feature isn’t nearly as exciting as the first two, but I also don’t recall seeing it before either. You can change the shape of borders at the corners. If you have an image or a text box with a straight edge, there are options for rounded corners, beveled, mitered, butt cap, square cap, etc. Select your object first and then go to Format – Borders and Lines – BorderDecorations to see these choices. Click here for a quick screencast on these features.