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CSS CSS Transitions and Transforms Getting Started with CSS Transforms Changing the Transform Position with transform-origin

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Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 9,937 Points

Is it possible that a picture rotates half up when you hover over it and that you see another img appearing behind it?

This is what I thought about when I heard Guil saying at 0.43 (Changing the Transform Position with transform-origin) that he made a grey background in the picture.

Is it possible to replace the grey background with an img so that img will appear after hovering over the initial img?

2 Answers

yes it is possible you have to add 2nd img using absolute position and hide it behind the first image

Indeed it is, One way this can be achieved is by containing your img inside a div, then change the div's background to the desired hidden image. If the background is poking out, you could either match div size to img, or perhaps hide the background and reveal on hover.

       <div class="frame">
           <img src="img/photos/1.jpg">
       .frame {
        background-image: url("../img/photos/2.jpg");
        background-size: cover;
        background-repeat: no-repeat;

       .frame, .frame img {
           height: 250px;

       .frame img {
        transition: transform .5s;
        transform-origin: 50% 0;

       .frame:hover img {
        transform: rotate(-180deg);

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