How to Overlap Images in Google Docs ( Easy Essential Guide )

In this tutorial, we will learn How to Overlap Images in Google Docs

While working with Google docs you might come across a situation where you need to overlap images in Google Docs.

You can use wrap text and Google drawing options in Google docs to Overlap Text

To overlap images in Google docs follow the below options.

  • By Using Wrap text
  • By Using Google Drawings

How to Overlap Images in Google Docs : Step by Step Guide

Here are the detailed steps to Overlap images in Google docs using wrap text and Google Drawings

#By Using Wrap text

Step 1: Upload the required image in Google doc

  • Go to the Main menu bar and click on the insert menu.
  • Under Insert menu Click on Image .
  • Under Image Select Upload from computer

Select the required image and click on Open

You will now see the image in Your Google doc.

Following the preceding steps upload another image.

 How to Overlap Images in Google Docs

Drag the corners of the image to adjust and reduce its size using the mouse, so that both the images appear side by side as shown below.

Step 2 : Wrap the Text

Now Click on any of the images and select the three dots.

From the drop-down Select All image options.

Now under the image options Screen which you will get on the right-hand side of your Google doc. Click on Text wrapping and Select Wrap Text

Or you can also simply click on any image and Select Wrap text as shown below.

Step 3: Adjust the Margin.

  • Once you click on wrap text you will get the option below the image to adjust the margin as shown below
  • Click on the drop-down for image margin

Change the Margin to ‘0’

Similarly set the image margin to zero for the other image as well.

Step 4: Drag and drop the image create an Overlay

Now you can simply drag and drop the image over each other to create an overlay.

#By Using Google Drawings

Step 1: Start a new drawing.

  • Click on Insert Menu on the Main menu bar.
  • Under Insert menu drop-down Select Drawing.
  • Under Drawing Select New

Insert Menu->Drawing->New

Step 2: Upload an image.

  • Once you click on New under Drawings, A new drawing screen will pop up.
  • Click on an image icon to choose an image .

Now you will get the option to upload the image .

  • You can either upload the image from your local computer using the upload tab
  • You can also upload the image from other sources using ‘By URL‘,’Your albums‘ such as google photos, Google Drive, or through search.

In this example, we will upload the image from a local computer

To upload the image simply drag the image in the area specified or use the option Choose an image to upload

Step 3: Upload the second image.

Similarly, upload the second image

Step 4: Drag and drop the image onto another image.

Now simply drag and drop the second image on top of the first image and adjust its size


We hope this tutorial on How to Overlap Images in Google Docs was helpful.

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