Editor X: Adding and Customizing Text Masks

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Text masks are a great tool for short pieces of text that should grab your visitors' attention. You can set the background (fill) of your text to an image, a video or a gradient, so it's much more noticeable.
A GIF with an example of a text mask element with a video fill
In this article, learn how to:

Adding a text mask element

Head over to the Add Elements panel to add a new text mask element. Choose a design you like and drag it onto your page - you can fully customize it later, from the Inspector panel. 
Best practice:
We recommend adding up to 10 text masks per page, to ensure the best site performance on mobile.

To add a text mask:

  1. Click Add Elements  at the top of Editor X.
  2. Click Text.
  3. Click Text Mask.
  4. Drag a text mask design you like onto your page.
    Tip: Some of our designs include a video background. Hover over a design to see it in action. 
  5. Enter the text that should appear on this element:
    1. Click the new text mask you just added.
    2. Click Change Text.
    3. Enter the text you want to appear.
A GIF of the Add Elements panel in Editor X, hovering over Text Mask designs to see their video background

Changing the text on a text mask

Edit the text that appears on your text mask at any point. Using the Enter key on your keyboard, you can create the amount of rows you need for your text. 

To change the text on a text mask:

  1. Click the text mask element in your Editor.
  2. Click Change Text.
  3. Enter your text under Add your own text.
A screenshot of the Change Text panel, where you can edit the text that appears on a text mask
Control the capitalization of your text from the Inspector panel (see Designing a Text Mask element below). For example, you can make the entire text uppercase or lowercase. 

Resizing a text mask element

You can always make your text mask bigger or smaller so it perfectly fits your page. 
There are 2 ways to resize a text mask:

Designing a text mask element

From the Inspector panel, you can adjust the existing design of your text mask or create one from scratch, based on your needs. You can add an interesting media / gradient fill, change the spacing between letters and rows, and much more.

To design a text mask:

  1. Click the text mask element in your Editor.
  2. Click the Inspector icon  at the top of Editor X.
  3. Click the Design tab .
  4. Choose how you want to design your text mask:
A screenshot of the Inspector panel, clicking the Design tab to design a text mask.

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