The way you creatively use Divi and its built-in features can make a difference in your page design. Divi’s scroll effects, for instance, allow you to create beautiful interactions on scroll. Today, we’re adding another tutorial to your list of things you can do with Divi’s built-in scroll effects. More specifically, we’ll show you how to blend copy on scroll. At first sight, the copy is placed below the accompanying image. However, as soon as you scroll to a certain point, the copy will appear on top of the product image and will start blending with the image. This leads to an eye-catching effect that looks effortless. You’ll be able to download the layout JSON file for free as well!
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- 5.1 Add 2x Placeholder Sections
- 5.2 Add New Section Between Placeholder Sections
- 5.3 Add Row #1
- 5.4 Add Text Module to Column
- 5.5 Add Row #2
- 5.6 Add Image Module to Column
- 5.7 Add Button Module to Column
- 5.8 Add Absolute Positioning to Row #1
- 5.9 Clone Row #1 & Place Duplicate Below Row #2
- 5.10 Apply Effects to Row #3
- 5.11 Use Scroll Effect on Text Module in Row #3
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- 7 Final Thoughts
Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the outcome across different screen sizes.
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Add 2x Placeholder Sections
Add New Section
Start by adding a placeholder section to the page you’re working on.
Open the section settings and change the height in the sizing settings.
- Height: 50vh
Clone the section once. This leaves you with two placeholder sections on your page. These placeholder sections will help you see the final effect after going through the tutorial. On a live website, the placeholder sections will be replaced with normal sections you use throughout the page.
Add New Section Between Placeholder Sections
Once the placeholder sections are in place, add a new section between the placeholder sections.
Open the section settings and use a white background color.
- Background Color: #ffffff
Move on to the section’s design tab and modify the top and bottom padding values accordingly:
- Top Padding: 10vh
- Bottom Padding: 10vh
Add Row #1
Continue by adding a new row to the section using the following column structure:
Without adding modules yet, open the row settings, go to the sizing settings and modify the width and max width values.
- Width: 100%
- Max Width: 100%
Add Text Module to Column
The only module we need for this row is a Text Module. Add some copy of your choice.
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the text settings accordingly:
- Text Font: Montserrat
- Text Font Weight: Ultra Bold
- Text Font Style: Uppercase
- Text Color: #fff2ea
- Text Size: 11vw
- Text Line Height: 1em
- Text Alignment: Center
Add Row #2
Add another row to the section using the following column structure:
Without adding modules yet, open the row settings and change the sizing settings as follows:
- Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
- Gutter Width: 2
- Width: 90%
- Row Alignment: Center
Add Image Module to Column
Add an Image Module to the row’s column. Upload an image of your choice.
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the image alignment accordingly:
- Image Alignment: Center
Then, go to the sizing settings and force fullwidth on the module.
- Force Fullwidth: Yes
The next and last module we’ll add to the column is a Button Module. Use some copy of your choice.
Go to the design tab and change the button alignment.
- Button Alignment: Center
Then, style the button as follows:
- Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
- Button Text Size: 16px
- Button Text Color: #000000
- Button Background Color: #ffffff
- Button Border Width: 0px
- Button Letter Spacing: 2px
- Button Font: Montserrat
- Button Font Weight: Bold
- Button Font Style: Uppercase
Use some custom padding values in the spacing settings as well.
- Top Padding: 20px
- Bottom Padding: 20px
- Left Padding: 5%
- Right Padding: 5%
Add Absolute Positioning to Row #1
Once you’ve completed the second row, navigate back to row #1. Open the row’s settings, go to the advanced tab and turn the section absolute. By doing this, the row, and the Text Module inside it, will be placed below the row containing the Image Module.
- Position: Absolute
- Location: Center
Clone Row #1 & Place Duplicate Below Row #2
To allow the Text Module to appear on top of the image, we’ll need another row with a higher z index value. Clone the first row and place the duplicate below the second row.
Apply Effects to Row #3
Increase Z Index
Open the duplicate row and change the z index in the advanced tab.
- Z Index: 12
Change Text Color
Open the Text Module in the row and change the text color.
- Text Color: #1e1e1e
Apply Blend Mode to Row
Then, open the row settings and change the blend mode in the filters settings.
- Blend Mode: Overlay
Use Scroll Effect on Text Module in Row #3
Add Fading in & Out Effect
Complete the tutorial by opening the Text Module again, going to the scroll effects and enabling the fading in and out effect. That’s it!
- Enable Fading In and Out: Yes
- Starting Opacity: 0%
- Mid Opacity: 0% (at 26%)
- Ending Opacity: 100% (at 28%)
- Motion Effect Trigger: Middle of Element
Now that we’ve gone through all the steps, let’s take a final look at the outcome across different screen sizes.
In this post, we’ve shown you how to get creative with Divi’s built-in scroll effects. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to blend copy on scroll. At first, the copy appears to be below the image. After scrolling, the copy reveals itself above the image and blends with the image. You were able to download the JSON file for free as well! If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.
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