How to Use Transformed Motion Shapes as Backgrounds with Divi

Divi’s new scroll effects are made for you to easily take your web design experience to the next level. Of course, you can apply it to elements within your section directly, but you can choose to add motion to underlying elements too. Going for an underlying approach allows you to keep content static while having background motion going on. In this tutorial, we’ll use transformed motion shapes as our underlying elements to create an animated section. We’ll handle two different examples but the possibilities are truly endless. You’ll be able to download the JSON file for free as well!

Let’s get to it.

Preview

Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

Example #1

Desktop

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Mobile

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Example #2

Desktop

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Mobile

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General Steps

Add New Section

Gradient Background

Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Open the section settings and apply a gradient background.

  • Color 1: #ffffff
  • Color 2: #97c6fc
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 306deg
  • Start Position: 50%
  • End Position: 50%

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Spacing

Move on to the section’s design tab and use some custom margin and padding values.

  • Left Margin: 4%
  • Right Margin: 4%
  • Top Padding: 11%
  • Bottom Padding: 11%

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Box Shadow

We’re using a subtle box shadow as well.

  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 80px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.1)
  • Box Shadow Position: Outer Shadow

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Visibility

And we’ll complete the section settings by setting the overflows to hidden. This will make sure that when we add the transformed motion shapes, they won’t exceed the section container.

  • Horizontal Overflow: Hidden
  • Vertical Overflow: Hidden

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row to your section using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and change the max width in the sizing settings.

  • Max Width: 1580px

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Column 1 Spacing

We’re adding some top padding to the first column’s spacing settings too.

  • Top Padding: 9%

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Add Text Module #1 to Column 1

Add H2 Content

Once you’ve completed the row settings, it’s time to add modules, starting with a Text Module in column 1. Add some H2 content of your choice.

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H2 Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H2 text settings accordingly:

  • Heading 2 Font: Abril Fatface
  • Heading 2 Text Color: #7206a0
  • Heading 2 Text Size: 80px (Desktop), 65px (Tablet), 50px (Phone)

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Add Text Module #2 to Column 1

Text Settings

Add another Text Module right below the previous one with some description content of your choice.

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Text Settings

Change the module’s text settings as follows:

  • Text Font: Open Sans
  • Text Color: #7206a0
  • Text Line Height: 2em

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Add Button Module to Column 1

Add Copy

The last module we need in column 1 is a Button Module. Enter some copy of your choice.

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Button Settings

Then, move on to the design tab and style the button accordingly:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 20px
  • Button Text Color: #ffffff
  • Button Background Color: #077bff
  • Button Border Width: 0px

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  • Button Font: Abril Fatface

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Spacing

We’re adding some custom padding values too.

  • Top Padding: 20px
  • Bottom Padding: 20px
  • Left Padding: 50px
  • Right Padding: 50px

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Add Image Module to Column 2

Upload Image

In the row’s second column, the only module we need is an Image Module. Upload an illustration of your choice. If you want to use the exact one we’ve used in this tutorial, you can find it in the download folder you were able to download at the beginning of this post.

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Alignment

Move on to the module’s design tab next and change the image alignment.

  • Image Alignment: Right

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Sizing

Complete the module settings by modifying the width across different screen sizes.

  • Width: 100% (Desktop), 50% (Tablet & Phone)

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Recreate Example #1

Add Text Module to Top of Column 1

Once all regular modules are in place, it’s time to add the transformed motion shapes! We’ll recreate the first example by adding a new Text Module to the top of the first column. Leave the content box empty.

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Gradient Background

Add a gradient background to the module next.

  • Color 1: rgba(255,255,255,0)
  • Color 2: #00fff6
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 306deg
  • Start Position: 54%
  • End Position: 54%

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Sizing

Modify the sizing settings too.

  • Width: 165%
  • Height: 270%

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Spacing

Then, go to the spacing settings and use some custom spacing values.

  • Bottom Margin: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Top Padding: 29%
  • Bottom Padding: 29%

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Transform Rotate

We’re rotating the module next.

  • Left: 270deg

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Transform Skew

We’ll apply a transform skew value as well.

  • Bottom: 16deg
  • Right: 16deg

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Position

Then, move on to the advanced tab and modify the position settings as follows:

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Top Left
  • Vertical Offset: -50%
  • Horizontal Offset: -50%

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Vertical Motion Scroll Effect

Next, we’ll add the scroll effects, starting with some vertical motion.

  • Enable Vertical Motion: Yes
  • Starting Offset: 4
  • Mid Offset: 0 (at 50%)
  • Ending Offset: -4

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Horizontal Motion Scroll Effect

And we’ll complete the module settings by adding some horizontal motion as well!

  • Enable Horizontal Motion: Yes
  • Starting Offset: 4
  • Mid Offset: 0 (at 50%)
  • Ending Offset: -4%

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Recreate Example #2

Add Text Module to Top of Column 1

Want to recreate the second example instead? Add a Text Module to the top of the first column.

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Background Color

Open the module settings and apply a background color.

  • Background Color: #00fff6

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Sizing

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the sizing settings.

  • Width: 165%
  • Height: 270%

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Spacing

We’re adding some custom spacing values too.

  • Bottom Margin: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Top Padding: 29%
  • Bottom Padding: 29%

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Rotate Skew

And we’ll apply a transform skew effect in the transform settings.

  • Right: -54deg

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Position

Then, we’ll go to the advanced tab and change the module’s position settings.

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Top Left
  • Vertical Offset: -50%
  • Horizontal Offset: -50%

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Vertical Motion Scroll Effect

We will, then, add the scroll effects. Starting with some vertical motion.

  • Enable Vertical Motion: Yes
  • Starting Offset: 4
  • Mid Offset: 0 (at 50%)
  • Ending Offset: -4

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Horizontal Motion Scroll Effect

And we’ll complete the module settings by adding some horizontal motion as well!

  • Enable Horizontal Motion: Yes
  • Starting Offset: 4
  • Mid Offset: 0 (at 50%)
  • Ending Offset: -4

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Preview

Now that we’ve gone through all the steps, let’s take a final look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

Example #1

Desktop

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Mobile

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Example #2

Desktop

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Mobile

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shown you how to creatively add transformed motion shapes to your section design. The underlying transformed motion shapes help add subtle animation to your section designs. You were able to download the JSON file for free as well! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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