How to overlap images in Google Docs?

How to overlap images in Google Docs?

It’s very easy to overlap images in Google Docs. You can easily put an image behind another image in Google Docs. Overlapping images in Google Docs allows you to design attractive and more engaging visuals.    

Overlapping images in Google Docs provides two or even three photographic views of each image. The technique of using overlapping in Google Docs help create the illusion of the third dimension.

In this article, I’ll walk you through some of the easy ways to create overlap images in Google Docs, put an image over another image in Google Docs, and also how to layer images in Google Docs.

How to put an image over another image in Google Docs?

Like putting text over an image, you can also put an image over another image in Google Docs. You can either make the image overlap or just place any image over another existing image in Google Docs. Overlapping images in Google Docs is also called layer images.

How to do layer images in Google Docs?

With the layering option in Google Docs, you can add words to a picture or add a logo or watermarks to an image, or even merge two images. There are two ways you can try to layer images in Google Docs:

  • Overlap images in Google Docs using the “Wrap text” feature
  • Overlap images in Google Docs using the “Google Drawings” tool

Overlapping images in Google Docs 

Unlike Microsoft Word, Google Slides, etc., overlapping images in Google Docs or text over another image without any fuss is not possible. To put an image over another image requires some effort to be done. Let’s see some of the workarounds to overlap images in Google Docs. Before doing so, make sure that the image is always set to wrap text and the margin is in 0″. Use scroll arrows & shift keys to move the image in small increments to avoid misplacements.

How to overlap images in Google Docs using the wrap text feature?

To overlap images in Google Docs, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open Google Docs, sign in to your account and open the document in which you want to do overlap images.

Step 2: Navigate to the menu bar and click ‘Insert’ > ‘Image’ and choose any of the options to insert the image.

Step 3: Click on the images uploaded and from the menu below each of them, select “Wrap text”. Position the images where you want them.

Step 4:To overlap images in the Google Docs document, drag the image and position the image based on what you want on top of the image and what you want on the bottom. Ensure dragging the top image last.

Step 5: You can also use “All image options” to overlap images the way you want. To do so, on the three-dot icon below the image and choose “All image options”. The panel will open on the right side of the window. Go to the Text Wrapping section and select the “Wrap text” option.

Step 6: Now drag the image to make them overlap one another.

Note: If you find text image appears to move with the image when you perform these steps, select ‘Fix position on page’ from the same image toolbar.

How to overlap images in Google Docs using Google Drawings tool?

When overlapping images in Google Docs using Google Drawings, you need to add your image as a drawing first. Then you can add images and text over the same image. Below are the steps to follow to overlap images in Google Docs using Google Drawings. 

Step 1: Open your Google Docs document and click on “Insert” at the top menu bar and Choose Drawing > New.

Step 2: From the “Drawing window” that pop-ups, navigate to the top and click on the “Image icon” to add your background image.

Step 4: Once the image is inserted in the window, you can now add text or another image on top of it. 

  • To add text, click on the text icon and start typing on the image. You can also customize the font color, style, and more from the options at the top. To insert this overlapped image in Google Docs, click on “Save and Close”.
  • To add another image and overlap images, click on the same image icon and open the image that you want to add on top. This will add the image above your background image. Using the mouse, drag it to the required position to make it looks overlap. Click on “Save and Close” to add the overlapped image in your Google Docs document.

Note: If you want to edit the image, you can just double-click on the image in Google Docs. This will open the Drawing panel from where you can edit the overlapped image. 

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Voila! You can also try this simple workaround to overlap images in Google Docs! Just put an image over another image and use drag options to make images overlap!

In this article, we have discussed the below topics

  • How to overlap images in Google Docs?
  • How to put an image over another image in Google Docs?
  • How to do layer images in Google Docs?
  • Overlapping images in Google Docs 
  • How to overlap images in Google Docs using the wrap text feature?
  • How to overlap images in Google Docs using Google Drawings tool?