In this post, I want to show you how to extract a theme from an image in Google Data Studio. We often find ourselves in situations, where the dashboard look-and-feel needs to align with the client’s brand and style. However, imagine that you have already built a dashboard and you have to now go and change the colour and font of every single table, chart and label. It takes a lot of time if you do it manually, so here is a nifty time-saver tip.
Time Needed : 2 minutes
Extract a theme from an existing, uploaded or web-based image
- Go to Google Data Studio and “Create” a new report.
You can use an existing report as well.
- Click on the “Edit” button of your report.
Make sure you do not select any chart or table by clicking in the grey area outside the report.
- Choose one of the “Extract theme from image” options. All of them will lead to the same outcome:
3.1 Right-click an existing image in your report.
3.2 Pick “Upload from computer” and select a locally stored image.
3.3 Paste the URL of an image available on the web.
- In a pop-up window, Data Studio is going to suggest “Themes created for you”, using different colour schemas.
In this case, Data Studio has identified the predominant colours in my image.
- Once you pick a theme, the configuration is going to be available under “Theme and Layout”.
You can also edit the newly generated theme further by selecting “Customize”.
- This feature is directly available in Google Data Studio.
- Remember, all you need as a source for the theme is a random image.
I hope this was a helpful design trick in! If you have any questions, feel free to DM me on LinkedIn 🙂
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