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How to Overlap Images, One on Top of Another in Elementor Using Layers Widget?

If you’re a fan of Elementor like us, you’re probably well acquainted with the difficulties of stacking images on top of each other to create intricate image layouts. Until now, there have been two primary techniques to accomplish this. One involves using negative margins, while the other relies on absolute positioning. However, these approaches come with several drawbacks. They are not fully mobile responsive and editing them to achieve a pixel-perfect design can be challenging. Additionally, placing images precisely where desired can be problematic.

Introducing the Layers Widget

The ultimate solution for creating stunning layouts with overlapped images. We are thrilled to welcome this exceptional tool as a new addition to our widget library. In this article, we will delve into the distinctive widget settings and guide you on how to achieve sophisticated layouts by stacking images on your website. Get ready to unlock a whole new level of design possibilities!

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Step #1: Install and activate Unlimited Elements

Before getting started you will need to purchase Unlimited Elements pro from the link below to access the before after widget.

Then follow these steps:


Go to Plugins → Add New → Upload Plugin.


Choose the zip file you downloaded, upload, and then click Activate.


Once activated, you’ll need to enter your license key.

Now that you have the plugin installed, it’s time to start creating your layers layout.

Step #2: Adding the Layers widget to your Elementor website

To create an advanced layer layout you need to install the Layers widget from the Unlimited Elements Widget library. 


Go to Unlimited Elements in the WordPress Dashboard


Search for the "Layers" widget


Hover over the widget and click install

Then, in the Elementor editor, Find the Layers widget and drag it to the desired part of your page.

Step #3: Adding Layers

Once you’ve set up the height and width of your stage, it’s time to begin incorporating layers into your layout.

The layers widget leverages the Elementor Repeater setting, simplifying the process of adding, reordering, deleting, and editing layers with just a few clicks. This user-friendly feature allows you to effortlessly manage your layer items while maintaining complete control over their placement and customization.

You can choose from four primary Layer Types. Each type offers a unique set of content settings for you to configure.


Image Layer


Text Layer


Icon Layer


Shape Layer

The layer is divided into four tabs, each responsible for various options related to the layer.



Here is where you make the selection of the content to be displayed, along with adjusting other fundamental settings such as width and opacity.



In the "Position" setting, you can specify the snapping behavior of the layer to the top, bottom, left, or right, along with the distance from the reference point.



You have the option to choose between two types of effects. The first is a parallax effect that moves the layer based on the mouse movement on the page. The second is a motion effect that animates the layer in a continuous loop motion.



This setting determines the visibility of each layer on different devices. It provides a convenient method to disable specific layers on devices with limited space, ensuring a fully responsive design for mobile devices.

Once you have set up and configured all the layers, you’re good to go! It’s that simple. To expedite the setup process, you can utilize the copy button in the demos. This allows you to directly import one of our professionally designed sections from our website to yours. Starting with a solid foundation and exploring pre-designed layouts is always preferable to starting from scratch. Get a head start and experience the benefits firsthand.

Wrapping it Up!

In conclusion, the Layers Widget is a game-changer for web designers who use Elementor. By streamlining the process of creating complex, multi-layered images and providing a range of customization options, it allows for the execution of more sophisticated designs with ease. Responsive settings ensure that your designs retain their integrity across all devices. This tool not only enhances the visual appeal of a website but also the user experience. We encourage you to explore the creative potential of the Layers Widget and elevate your web design to the next level. Happy designing! 

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