Elementor Fade In Background Image on Hover using Premium Addons

This post will demonstrate how you can add an Elementor fade in background image on hover effect on your images in Elementor using the premium addons.

You’ll need the pro version of the Premium addons to have access to the iHover widget which will enable you to add a number of hover effects to your images or text in Elementor.

Note: the digits in brackets e.g. (00:02) indicate the minutes of that exact explanation in the video so you can easily jump to that section and follow along.

Video: Elementor Fade In Background Image on Hover Tutorial

What You’ll Need to Create an Elementor Fade in Background Image on Hover

To be able to create a fade-in hover effect on your images, you’ll need the pro version of the Premium Addons for Elementor, this is how you’ll have access to the iHover widget which will enable you to add hover effects to your images or text in Elementor.

With your Premium Addons for Elementor installed and activated, you’ll be able to see a list of addons, find the iHover addon and enable it (make sure it’s green).

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Lets Add an Elementor Section with Heading and Background

In your Elementor editor, add a new 2 column section (00:13)

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Select your section, in the Edit Section area on the left, go to Layout > Height, set it to Minimum Height, and give it 100 VH. 

Go to your Widgets area and drag a Heading widget to your first column (00:25), under Content > Title, type in your heading text.cYJrHXYFchtDx2MO80qBNSfOIRfqj70dbp2pPP 6hqsFKXLfSPmvqAvECbWsbf64sHXOnI0MN WpU2H83MO2AfG8mAkJmHC3NKm0bEEXD0cx6WoYc8wEZ1ybk7AgzN 6rlUb zZR

Under Style, set text color to white, under Typography set font to Oswald and Size 6.5 EM. Set Weight to 900 and Transform to uppercase (00:53)

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To make the text visible let’s add a background image.

Select the section, go to Style > Background Type, choose image and go to your Media Library to choose an image, insert your image and under Size select Cover (01:08). 

Under Background Overlay add a black color.

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Add Fade In Image Change on Hover

Remember; to be able to add a hover effect to your images you need the iHover widget, and this is only accessible to pro users of the Premium Addons for Elementor.

If you have your iHover widget enabled, go to the Widgets area in your Elementor editor, search for the Premium iHover widget and drag it to your second column (01:48)

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In the Edit Premium iHover area on the left, go to the Choose Image option to select your first image from your media library. Set the image size to 100%. Set Border Radius to 0 (02:07).

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To add an image on hover;

Go to Content > Icon Type, choose Image, select an image from your library and insert it. Under Icon Size, set it to 100%, disable the Title option. 

Under Style > Container > Hover Overlay Color, set it to be transparent (02:58).

To make the 2 images more proportional, select the first image and go to Content, under Size, change to PX and give it 500 pixels.

Select the Image option, go to Hover Effect and select Faded in Background from the dropdown (03:34)


Now when you hover over your image there’s a fade in background. Click the Publish button, then preview (03:49).

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Elementor Fade In Background Image on Hover Responsive Settings

Back to your Elementor Editor, go to your Responsive mode at the bottom (03:55).

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Select the Tablet device;

Select your heading widget and under Style >Typography, reduce the heading size to about 3.3 EM.

Select the section, under Layout > Minimum Height, reduce it to 50 VH 

Select the image widget and under Size, reduce it to 75%. (04:18)c4cO NtkbIT0kbroxLmZk 8Ql v1pnbeSl U y1HKpgyyY0Xi6m7dImjTdz6gecT5OBRRYlOBAoeqtwGz1PS 39DN9flu

On the Mobile Device;

Select the heading widget and under Style >Typography, reduce the heading size to 2.5 EM.

Select the image widget, under Size, reduce it to 50% (04:39)

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Update and preview

In Closing

That’s how you create a fade in background image on hover in Elementor.

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