Using overlaps in your design has increased in popularity over the past few years. It gives your design a more abstract look and feel. At the same time, it helps you save space, which in turn limits the vertical scrolling that is required. Inside Divi, there are a couple of ways to effortlessly add overlaps to modules. You can also go the extra mile and add some scroll interaction! In today’s Divi tutorial, we’ll show you how to create subtle module overlaps on scroll using negative margin and Divi’s vertical motion scroll effect. The design we’re recreating includes a beautiful image overlay and 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.

Desktop

Mobile

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General Steps

Add New Section

Spacing

Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Open the section settings and include some custom top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 10%
  • Bottom Padding: 10%

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Add Row #1

Column Structure

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

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Spacing

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and add some bottom margin to the spacing settings.

  • Bottom Margin: 100px

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Add Text Module #1 to Column

Add H2 Content

Time to add modules, starting with a first Text Module containing some H2 content of your choice.

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Heading 2 Text Settings

Modify the module’s H2 text settings as follows:

  • Heading 2 Font: Abril Fatface
  • Heading 2 Text Size: 100px (Desktop), 70px (Tablet), 60px (Phone)

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Add Divider Module to Column

Visibility

The next module we need is a Divider Module. Make sure the ‘Show Divider’ option is enabled.

  • Show Divider: Yes

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Line

Move on to the design tab and change the line settings as follows:

  • Line Color: #333333
  • Line Style: Solid
  • Line Position: Top

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Sizing

Modify the sizing settings too.

  • Divider Weight: 6px
  • Width: 10% (Desktop), 20% (Tablet), 30% (Phone)

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Add Text Module #2 to Column

Add Content

The last module we need in this row is another Text Module with some description content.

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Text Settings

Modify the module’s text settings accordingly:

  • Text Font: Karla
  • Text Size: 18px
  • Text Line Height: 2.2em

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Add Row #2

Column Structure

On to the next row, which uses the following column structure:

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Sizing

Open the row settings and modify the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Add Image Module to Column 1

Upload Overlay

In column 1, the first module we need is an Image Module. Upload the overlay image file you can find in the download folder you were able to download at the beginning of this post.

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Background Image

Then, upload a background image of your choice.

  • Background Image Size: Cover
  • Background Image Position: Center

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Sizing

Force fullwidth on the Image Module next.

  • Force Fullwidth: Yes

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Add Text Module to Column 1

Add H3 & Description Content

On to the next module, which is a Text Module containing some H3 and description content of your choice.

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Background Color

Change the module’s background color.

  • Background Color: #333333

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Text Settings

Then, move on to the design tab and change the text settings accordingly:

  • Text Font: Karla
  • Text Size: 18px
  • Text Line Height: 2.2em
  • Text Color: Light

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H3 Text Settings

Make some changes to the H3 text settings too.

  • Heading 3 Font: Abril Fatface
  • Heading 3 Font Weight: Bold
  • Heading 3 Text Size: 50px

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Sizing

Next, go to the sizing settings and change the width across different screen sizes.

  • Width: 70% (Desktop), 80% (Tablet), 100% (Phone)
  • Module Alignment: Center

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Spacing

We’re using some custom margin and padding values as well.

  • Top Margin: -26%
  • Top Padding: 15%
  • Bottom Padding: 15%
  • Left Padding: 10%
  • Right Padding: 10%

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Horizontal Motion Scroll Effect

And we’ll complete the module settings by adding some horizontal motion to the scroll effects in the advanced tab.

  • Enable Vertical Motion: Yes
  • Starting Offset: 4
  • Mid Offset: 4 (at 5%)
  • Ending Offset: 0 (at 10%)
  • Motion Effect Trigger: Middle of Element

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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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Alignment

Then, move on to the design tab and change the button alignment.

  • Button Alignment: Center

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Button Settings

Next, we’ll style the button accordingly:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 20px
  • Button Text Color: #333333
  • Button Background Color: #ffffff
  • Button Border Width: 0px
  • Button Border Radius: 1px

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  • Button Font: Karla
  • Button Font Weight: Bold

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Spacing

And we’ll complete the module settings by adding some custom margin and padding values to the module’s spacing settings.

  • Top Margin: -4%
  • Top Padding: 2%
  • Bottom Padding: 2%
  • Left Padding: 7%
  • Right Padding: 7%

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Clone Modules in Column 1 & Place Duplicates in Column 2

Once you’ve completed the modules in column 1, you can clone all modules and place the duplicates in the row’s second column.

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Change Background Image & Content

Make sure you change the background image and content.

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Clone Entire Row

Then, clone the entire row up to as many times as you want.

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Change Background Images & Content

Change the background images and content here as well and you’re done!

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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.

Desktop

Mobile

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shown you how to create subtle module overlaps on scroll with Divi’s new scroll effects. We’ve effectively combined negative top margin with Divi’s built-in vertical motion scroll effect to elevate the overall look and feel of our design. The design we’ve recreated included a beautiful image overlay and 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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