How To Put An Image Or Text On Top Of Another Image In Google Docs
Last Updated: May 13, 2022
If you wish to make simple edits to an image, Google Docs could be the right tool for you to use. Its features aren’t limited to only writing academic papers or essays, creating magazines or brochures, and adding shapes and images. You can also draw using it! Amazing, right?
Google Docs has a feature called “Google Drawings,” which enables you to draw more creatively. You can play around with images and texts using it too. In this guide, you’ll get to learn a very important thing — putting another image or text on top of an image.
Using the Google Drawings Feature
This is the first method a Google Docs user can use to layer an image or text on top of another image. In this method, we will make use of Google Docs’ drawing feature. This is a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.
1. Go to Google Docs then choose a document to edit.
To begin editing the images in your document, open your browser and navigate to Google Docs. After that, choose which of your existing files needs to be edited, or create a new one if none exists.
2. Select “Insert” from the menu bar then a drop-down menu will emerge.
Click the “Insert” button on the menu bar in the document, and a drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
3. Click “Drawing” then choose “New” and a new window will appear on your screen.
Select “Drawing” from the drop-down menu, then “New” from the drawing options to open a new window.
4. Insert a photo by clicking the image icon on the drawing window’s toolbar.
You must add a photo if you are already in the drawing window. To do this, click the image icon on the toolbar, which will display all of the folders from which you can download an image.
5. Add the text that you want to put on top of the image by clicking the text icon.
After you’ve added an image, you’ll need to add some text to go on top of the image you just downloaded. To do so, click the text icon, which will open a box in which you can type the text you want to include. However, if you want to add another image on top of the first one, rather than a text, click the image icon instead of the text icon.
6. Click the “Save and Close” button.
Drag the text box to the location on the image where you want it to be. If you are satisfied with the outcome of your image, simply save it by clicking the “Save and Close” button in the upper right corner of the drawing window.
Using the Wrap Text Option In Google Docs
This is a more complicated method of layering an image or text on top of another image, but if the first method doesn’t work for you, you might want to try this. Although the process is more complex, if you follow the guidelines below, you will only need six steps to complete it.
1. Click “Insert” on the menu bar a drop-down menu will appear.
Before proceeding, ensure that you have already opened a document to edit. To begin, click “Insert” in the menu bar to bring up a drop-down list on your screen.
2. Select the option “Image” then choose where you want to upload the images from.
Instead of drawing, choose “Image” from the drop-down menu, then choose where you want to download an image from.
3. Select the first image then click “Image options” on the toolbar.
Select a photo from the folder you’ve chosen, then, if the image is already visible on your document, click the “Image options” on the toolbar and a panel will appear on the right side of the screen.
4. Choose “Wrap text” from the right panel.
Under the text wrapping section in the panel, you must select the option labeled “Wrap text.”
5. Click the margin drop-down box then select zero.
There will be a mini toolbar beneath the image with a margin drop-down box. Select this button, then enter zero as your margin.
Steps one through five must now be repeated for the second image.
6. Drag the second image on top of the first image.
After you are finished with both images, all left for you to do is drag the second image, or whichever image you prefer to be on top, to the position where you want it to be.
It’s that easy! Whether you’re planning to utilize Google Drawings or simply the Wrap Text option, it is actually achievable. With only a few clicks, you’ve already created your unique image design!