How to Bring an Image to the Front in Google Slides

When you are adding new objects to your slides in Google Slides, you may have discovered that slide elements can overlap one another.

This allows you to create interesting effects quite easily, but it can create problems if you have an image that is covered by something else.

While you may have found that the order in which you add elements can allow you to overcome this obstacle, you have another option.

Our guide below will show you how to bring an image to the front in Google Slides so that it is on the top level and isn’t covered by something else that is on the slide.

How to Move an Image to the Front or the Top in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Safari.

Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open your presentation.

Step 2: Select the slide containing the picture to adjust.

choose the slide

Step 3: Click on the picture to select it.

select the picture

Step 4: Choose the Arrange tab at the top of the window.

click the Arrange tab

Step 5: Click Order, then choose Bring to front.

how to bring an image to the front in Google Slides

Note that you can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + up arrow when a picture is selected to move it to the front as well.

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