Every time a new Divi feature comes out, we try to share some cool and useful tutorials that’ll help you think outside the box and get creative with Divi. Today’s tutorial does exactly that. We’ll show you how you can create a responsive envelope animation with Divi’s scroll effects. This is a great way to emphasize a call to action block, for instance, but you can use it for other purposes as well. You’ll be able to download the JSON file for free too!

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

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Mobile

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Recreate Element Structure

Add New Section to Middle or Bottom of Page

Background Color

Start by adding a new section somewhere in the middle or at the bottom of your page. Open the section settings and change the background color into white.

  • Background Color: #FFFFFF

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Spacing

Modify the spacing settings next.

  • Top Padding: 5vw
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Overflows

And hide the section overflows.

  • Horizontal Overflow: Hidden
  • Vertical Overflow: Hidden

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Add Row #1

Column Structure

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

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Background Color

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and change the background color.

  • Background Color: #FFFFFF

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Sizing

Move on to the row’s design tab next and change the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 90%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Spacing

Then, add some custom padding values across different screen sizes.

  • Top Padding: 14vw (Desktop), 11vw (Tablet & Phone)
  • Bottom Padding: 14vw (Desktop), 11vw (Tablet & Phone)
  • Left Padding: 20vw (Desktop), 10vw (Tablet & Phone)
  • Right Padding: 20vw (Desktop), 10vw (Tablet & Phone)

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Border

Add some border radius too.

  • All Corners: 20px

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Box Shadow

We’re also using a subtle box shadow.

  • Box Shadow Vertical Position: 38px
  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 80px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.08)

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Z Index

Complete the row settings by increasing the z index in the advanced tab.

  • Z Index: 11

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Add Text Module #1 to Column

Add H2 Content

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

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H2 Text Settings

Change the module’s H2 text settings as follows:

  • Heading 2 Font: Poppins
  • Heading 2 Text Size: 2vw (Desktop), 4vw (Tablet), 5vw (Phone)

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Add Text Module #2 to Column

Add Content

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

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Text Settings

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

  • Text Font: Open Sans
  • Text Size: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Text Line Height: 2.6em

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Spacing

Add some custom top and bottom values across different screen sizes too.

  • Top Padding: 2vw (Desktop), 4vw (Tablet), 5vw (Phone)
  • Bottom Padding: 2vw (Desktop), 4vw (Tablet), 5vw (Phone)

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Add Button Module to Column

Add Copy

The next and last module we’ll place in this row is a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.

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Button Settings

Then, style the button accordingly:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Button Text Color: #ffffff
  • Button Background Color: #0f33ff
  • Button Border Width: 0px

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  • Button Border Radius: 100px
  • Button Font: Poppins

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Spacing

And complete the module’s settings by adding some custom padding values across different screen sizes.

  • Top Padding: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Bottom Padding: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Left Padding: 2vw (Desktop), 4vw (Tablet), 6vw (Phone)
  • Right Padding: 2vw (Desktop), 4vw (Tablet), 6vw (Phone)

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Add Row #2

Column Structure

Now that we have the call to action row in place, it’s time to start creating the envelope shape. To do that, add a new row using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Allow the row to take up the entire section’s width by changing the sizing settings as follows:

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

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Spacing

Remove all default top and bottom padding too.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Display

And to make sure the columns appear next to each other on smaller screen sizes, we’ll add one line of CSS code to the row’s main element.

display: flex;

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Add Image Module to Column 1

Leave Image Box Empty

Add an Image Module to column 1 and leave the image box empty.

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Gradient Background

Instead, we’re using a gradient background.

  • Color 1: rgba(255,255,255,0)
  • Color 2: #e8e8e8
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 150deg
  • Start Position: 50%
  • End Position: 50%

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Spacing

Change the module’s padding values accordingly:

  • Top Padding: 15vw
  • Bottom Padding: 15vw

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Clone Image Module in Column 1 & Place Duplicate in Column 2

Once you’ve completed the Image Module in column 1, you can clone the entire module and place the duplicate in column 2.

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Change Gradient Background

Change the gradient background as follows:

  • Color 1: rgba(255,255,255,0)
  • Color 2: #efefef
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 210deg
  • Start Position: 50%
  • End Position: 50%

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Add Row #3

Column Structure

To create the bottom of the envelope, we’ll need another row with the following column structure:

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Sizing

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

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

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Spacing

Remove all default top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Display

And allow both columns to appear next to each other by adding one single line of CSS code to the row’s main element.

display: flex;

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Z Index

Complete the row settings by increasing the z index in the advanced tab.

  • Z Index: 12

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Add Image Module to Column 1

Leave Image Box Empty

Add an Image Module to column 1 and, again, leave the image box empty.

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Gradient Background

Use a gradient background instead.

  • Color 1: rgba(255,255,255,0)
  • Color 2: #efefef
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 213deg
  • Start Position: 40%
  • End Position: 40%

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Spacing

And increase the size of the module by adding some top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 20vw
  • Bottom Padding: 20vw

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Clone Image Module in Column 1 & Place Duplicate in Column 2

Once you’ve completed the Image Module in column 1, you can clone it and place the duplicate in column 2.

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Change Gradient Background

Make sure you change the duplicate’s gradient background.

  • Color 1: rgba(255,255,255,0)
  • Color 2: #e8e8e8
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 147deg
  • Start Position: 40%
  • End Position: 40%

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Add Vertical Motion to Row #1

Now, the last part to making the envelope animation work is adding a responsive vertical motion scroll effect to the first row in your section and you’re done!

  • Enable Vertical Motion: Yes
  • Starting Offset:
    • Desktop: 0 (at 68%)
    • Tablet: 0.5 (at 61%)
    • Phone: 0.5 (at 43%)
  • Mid Offset:
    • Desktop: 6.5 (at 81%)
    • Tablet & Phone: 21.5 (at 82%)
  • Ending Offset:
    • Desktop: 16 (at 95%)
    • Tablet & Phone: 21.5 (at 82%)

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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

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Mobile

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shown you how to get creative with Divi’s scroll effects. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to put together an envelope animation. You can use this animation for many kinds of things, to highlight your CTA block for instance. 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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