Image with text overlay

The “image with text overlay” section offers the opportunity to utilize the powerful strategy of image and text working together.

A strong image alone can be enough to strike a chord with customers, but by adding another layer to this in the form of text, you have an even higher capacity to influence behaviour..

Adding an Image with text overlay section

To add the “image with text overlay” section, head to your theme’s sections area:

  1. Admin

  2. Online Store → Themes → Customize

  3. Sections

  4. Choose "Add section"

  5. Select "Image with text overlay"

You will then be presented with the following options:


Background image


To add an image, choose “select image” and the section will update, similar to the below:

We recommend using an image which is 2000 x 1350 pixels.

For further information relating to images and aspect ratio, please take a look at the below:

Section height

Choose how high the section is for your image. You have the options of small, medium, large and original:

Overlay opacity

Set you overlay opacity:

Enable parallax effect

Parallax, also known as slip-scroll, gives the effect that your image is “underneath” your main website’s content, animated to look as though it is sliding along, whilst hiding under a top layer.

As you scroll up and down the page, more of this image is ‘revealed’, depending on the direction you scroll in.

This provides a sense dynamism to your page but is not compulsory, so we have provided the option to toggle it on and off.

An example of parallax:


Adjust your section’s heading by editing the 'heading' text entry field.

This is plain text, so does not include bold or italic.


This is not a required field, so if you prefer not to have a heading, just leave the box blank.


Add your main block of text here. You can use links, italic and bold to enhance your message.

An example of some placeholder text - play around with the overlay opacity to make the text standout and add depth:

Text color

Choose from white, feature or dark.

White: Features a clean white, crisp look.

Feature: This pulls in your chosen color in ‘settings > colors’.

Dark: Features a subdued charcoal black look.

More information on your colors is available here:

Text position

Choose from left, centre or right:

Text alignment

Choose from left, centre or right:

Heading size

Select a value from 12-50px, using the slider:

Text size

Select a value from 12-50px, using the slider:



This will appear as button text, once you have also added a link to the button (shown in the step below - “link”).


Add a link by clicking in the entry field. Choose a link from the list which pops up, or add your own manually: