When it comes to crafting documents with a touch of creativity, Google Docs offers a wide range of functionalities, including the ability to insert and manipulate images. Sometimes, you might want to overlay text on an image, or simply bring an image to the front of other elements in the document. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of bringing an image to the front in Google Docs.
Inserting an Image
Before we dive into layering images, let’s go over how to insert an image into your Google Docs document. Firstly, navigate to the ‘Insert’ tab in the top menu. Then, scroll down and click on ‘Image’. This will open a dropdown menu, where you can choose how you’d like to add your image. You can upload from your computer, search the web, or even add by URL. Once you’ve selected your preferred method and chosen your image, click ‘Insert’.
Bringing an Image to the Front
Now that we have our image inserted into the document, let’s go over how to bring it to the front. Google Docs uses a layering system for elements in a document. You can think of this like a stack of papers – the ones on top cover the ones below.
Here’s how you can adjust the position of an image:
- Select the image by clicking on it. A border will appear around the image, indicating that it’s selected.
- Right-click on the image. This will open a context menu.
- In the context menu, go to the ‘Order’ option. This will open another dropdown menu.
- In this menu, select ‘Bring to Front’. The image will now be moved to the front of all other elements.
It’s important to note that this will only affect the layering of elements. Text and other images that are in-line with the text will still wrap around the image. If you want to overlay text on an image, you’ll need to change the text wrapping.
Changing Text Wrapping
To overlay text on an image, you’ll need to change the text wrapping. Here’s how:
- Select the image by clicking on it.
- A small menu will appear below the image. Click on the icon that looks like a square with lines next to it. This is the ‘Text Wrapping’ option.
- In the dropdown menu that appears, select ‘In front of text’. This will allow you to move your image freely around the document, and overlay text on top of it.
And there you have it! Now you know how to bring an image to the front in Google Docs, and how to overlay text on an image. Happy creating!