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modify background image opacity without touching <P> opacity


I am trying to modify a background-image opacity, but the function "opacity" change my image + text opacity. There is a way to change the opacity without touching the P?

I tried to put an class to the paragraph but doesnt work.

Thanks This is my code

.extrait { text-align: left; padding: 18% 24%; border-top: 10px solid #87CEEB; margin: 105px 0 60px; opacity: 0.6; filter: alpha(opacity=40); /For IE8 and erlier/ background: #434a52 url('../img/PP432.jpg') no-repeat center; background-size: cover; box-shadow: inset 0 0 50px 10px rgba(0,0,0, .8); border-radius: 10px; }```

2 Answers

Ryan Field
Ryan Field
Courses Plus Student 21,242 Points

There is no way to modify the opacity for a "background-image" (it works if you want to have a transparent solid colour, however). As Devin said, you can put your image in a separate element and then position it behind the element you want to have a transparent image background. A more complicated way would be to use a pseudo element on your ".extrait" selector, like this:

.extrait::before {
 content: '';
 width: 100%;
 height: 100%;
 position: absolute;
 top: 0;
 left: 0;
 background: url('../img/PP432.jpg') no-repeat center;
 display: block;
 z-index: -1;
 opacity: (a number between 0 and 1, such as 0.55);

Be aware, however, that you will have to add "position: relative;" to your parent ".extrait" element, and that you may have to add "display: inline-block" if you don't want the paragraph element to stretch all the way across the screen.

Devin Scheu
Devin Scheu
66,191 Points

Yes, give a class to your image then directly apply CSS to that class.