Tips Crop, mask, and add borders to images – Once you’ve added an image into a document or slide of a presentation, you can crop it, mask it, and even add borders to it.
Check out the instructions below. (And if you ever want to reset an image back to its original form, simply select the image and click the “Reset Image” icon in your toolbar.)
Crop an Image
Select an image in your document or presentation and click the crop icon in your toolbar.
From there, drag and drop the blue handles until you’ve cropped the image to your liking. To save it, click “Enter” on your keyboard or just click back into your document or slide.
Mask an Image
“Masking” an image simply means fitting an image into a specific shape. You can do this in a slide presentation in Drive, but not in a document.
Select an image in your presentation and click the dropdown arrow next to the crop icon in your toolbar. Four mask categories will appear that you can select from: shapes, arrows, callouts, and equation.
Select one and the image will take that shape. You can resize it by dragging and dropping the blue handles.
Add borders to an Image
You can add colored borders to any image in a document or presentation, even after you’ve cropped or masked it. To do this, select the image and click the line color icon in your toolbar, which looks like a pencil.
Choose a color (or click “Custom” to create your own), and the border of the image will become that color. To save it, simply click off of the image.