35 really exhilarating CSS image effects

CSS image effects

Today there are images on a web have become a main attention-grabber to the user who approaches it for all kinds of topics. From photography, travel, products or scenes of any kind, images are one of the most important elements, so if we are able to produce a striking effect, that photo will have the power to retain the user who has fallen on our website.

It is simply what many of these effects are capable of achieving on a website visitor. CSS effects that are really eye-catching in some cases and that in others they have the objective of being simpler, although always achieving what we all seek: that the user remains attentive to everything that our website offers. Let's now list 33 CSS image effects that are powerfully eye-catching.

Fluid Twisting Image 3D

3d cube

This image effect is really amazing when decompose the image into a 3D cube which is able to rotate about its verticality to produce a great visual effect. Based on CSS3D, if you are able to implement it on your website, the visitor will be speechless.

Exploded effect
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3D hover effect

3D Hover Effect

Another great visual effect to achieve that when we leave the mouse pointer over the image, this fall as if struck by the same. A great animation for another great image effect.

CSS 3D Landscape

CSS 3D Panorama

HTML and CSS go hand in hand to make a great panorama effect as if we were looking from the top of a building in a city.

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Images in "tilt" perspective

Perspective Tilt Imaging

Un visual experiment which can serve a specific purpose as a web part.

Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds

A great visual effect every time leave the mouse pointer so that it changes between the two contrasts that the image gives.

Split image

Split image

By hovering the mouse pointer over the image, it will be enlarged to make it perfectly composed.

Hover image effect

Hover Effect Image

A grid effect is produced when leaving el mouse pointer over a specific point from image.

Mirror effect 


The picture scrolls with a mirror effect as we slide the mouse pointer from right to left and vice versa.

Image with reflection effect

Reflex effect

An action that seeks project the reflection effect on the image that we have used for this CSS image effect.

Image tilt in hover effect

Tilt effect

Can reach get a little dizzy when seeing how the sides of the image produce a very striking double effect.

Hover blur effect

Blur effect

As we move the pointer through the image, produces a blur effect that vanishes in seconds.

Image hover

image hover

There is an effect of displacement at the same moment in which we put the pointer mouse over the image.

Hover effect in SVG

Hover svg

A great hover effect that puts uncovered the hidden image under the name itself. Great finish and perfect for displaying a creative and curious gallery of images.

From text to image in hover

SVG effect

Text reveals image when mouse pointer hovers with eye-catching animation with blind effect that opens from the middle.

Revealing part of a background image

Hover revealing

As if we had in our hand the crosshair of a telephoto lens, part of the background image is revealed as we move the mouse pointer.

Hover animation

Image Hover Animation

Of great effect, but very simple in its composition. If you are looking for something simplistic and minimalist, this effect will make you fall in love.

Tracking hover effect

Tracking image

Other simple effect for a specific purpose.

Image zoom


This is the typical zoom effect that you will surely want to take to your website now.

Zoom hover effect

hover zoom

Another alternative like zoom effect when we leave the pointer mouse perched on the image.

Magnifying glass effect

Magnifying glass effect

As its name suggests, the mouse pointer will turn over the image in a magnifying glass that magnifies it.

No JavaScript hover

not JS

No JavaScript you can recreate a zoom effect image with a variable grid.

CSS overlay effect


Un pure CSS effect for a layer that is mounted on the image that we have.

Hovy for images

Hovy pictures

You have a library of CSS animations for user elements. You can see all of them in the link to get the one that best suits you. You have several effects to choose from high quality.

Image Overlay


With high-quality line animation, eye-catching layering is featured. Another one that can become your favorite.

Image effect overlay

Circular hover

We return with another effect of overlay in HTML and CSS in which the circular lines are the protagonists.

Image overlay effect


A striking overlay effect that can be used for different web elements. With a little creativity can be integrated on cards like the ones in this article.

Hover effect with icon animation

Hover icon

High quality with an icon animation that will cajole you in the first few changes. He is able to bring up the text to great effect.

Hover effect with subtitles


Another great hover effect with subtitles that appear with a very smooth animation and achieved.

3D hover direction effects

3D Direction

One of the most stimulating image effects you will see on the entire list. The mouse pointer will become the guide for the «3D cube».

Image scale

Image scale

Another simple effect, but very showy without many flourishes.

iOS shadow effect with React

ios shadows

Un effect without much fanfare, but very concrete in the shadow effect that it produces, since it seems as if it were raised from the "ground".

Shadow Style iOS 10

ios shadow

The mouse pointer has a 'push' effect on the image that produces great realism. Very interesting.

Image transition effect


Un wonderful transition effect in which the image is decomposed into a grid of grids. You can control the time in which the effect occurs and more.

Scroll image transition


Un very trendy and creative transition effect for your website. Do not miss the appointment in this CSS.

Scrolling the image with the mouse wheel


You will have to implement it the moment you use the mouse wheel to switch from one image to another with a great transition animation. Spectacular.

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  1.   Sandy Hernandez said

    Hi. I really liked the effects you posted. By chance you will know how the effect is made where you place the pointer on an image and it moves from bottom to top, ideal for showing a preview of web pages. Here is an example of what I mean, in the section «LATEST WEBSITE JOBS
    »From the website selectawebs.com
    Thanks in advance

  2.   Omar said

    Excellent page and post, it has been very useful to me since I needed some effects for a portal to access the internal applications. Thank you very much for these contributions.

  3.   roger gabriel said

    Excellent effects. I am self-taught, I have always liked the idea of ​​web development a lot, I would like your advice on how to start and in what order to go learning. regards

  4.   Natalia said

    Hello, thanks for your content. Discover your page today. It is a wonder. There is no end to reading and queries that can be made in it. ;)

    1.    Manuel Ramirez said

      Hello Natalia! I'm glad you enjoy the readings here on Creativos Online. A greeting!

  5.   Mendoza said

    Hey spectacular list of good effects, it would be very cool to see how to apply them to wordpress with elementor