How to Change Layer Order in Google Slides

  • You can change the layer order of objects (images, shapes, text boxes, etc.) in Google Slides to control which items appear in front or behind others.
  • This is useful for creating layered effects by stacking objects on top of each other.

Steps to Change Layer Order

  1. Select the object you want to reorder by clicking on it.
  2. Click on the “Arrange” menu at the top.
  3. Choose “Order” and then select one of the options:
  • “Bring to front” – Brings the object to the top layer in front of all other items
  • “Bring forward” – Brings the object one layer forward
  • “Send backward”- Sends the object one layer back behind other items
  • “Send to back” – Sends the object behind all other items to the bottom layer

You can also right-click on an object and choose “Order” to access these options.

Other Tips

  • To move multiple items, select them by holding Shift or Ctrl (Command on Mac) and clicking. Then use the Arrange > Order options.
  • You can align and distribute multiple objects under the Arrange menu.
  • Grouping objects combines them so you can move them together. Ungroup separates them again.
  • Showing the grid and guides under the View menu can help align objects.

Let me know if you have any other questions!