# Background shape
This guide describes the Background shape block that’s included in some of the Shapes theme sections. Use the block to add a stylistic shape to a section.
The previous video shows an Image with text section in Theme editor. In the video, a Background shape block is added into the section. Then, inside the block settings menu:
- The Shape dropdown is used to change the block’s shape type.
- The block’s color is set using the Color dropdown.
- The position of the block is adjusted by using the sliders Horizontal position and Vertical position.
- To set a size for the block, the Size slider is adjusted.
- The block’s shape type is set to Blog using the Shape dropdown.
- The Blog type slider is adjusted to change the blob-type.
- The intensity of the blur effect applied to the block is adjusted using the Blur slider.
# Add a background shape
You can add Background shape blocks inside any appropriate section.
For example, in the following image, a Rich text section contains a Background shape block.
To add a Background shape block to a section:
In Theme editor, select an appropriate section from the side menu.
Background shape blocks can be added to most sections. These blocks cannot be added to all sections.
Select Add block, and then choose Background shape (block).
For example, in the following image, a Background shape block is added to a Rich text section.
# Types of background shapes and blobs
Shapes theme provides the following for use with a Background shapes block:
- 18 types of background shape
- 10 blob-types. Select a blob type by adjusting the block setting’s Blob type slider.
The available background shapes are displayed in the following image.
The following image shows the available blob-types.
# Configure a background shape
To configure a Background shape block:
In Theme editor, from the side menu, select a section that contains a Background shape block.
Expand the section menu, and then select Background shape (block).
Apply a block setting described in the following table.
|Block setting name||Description|
|Shape||Use the Shape dropdown to set a shape for the block to use. Refer to the previous image for a list of available shapes.|
|Blob type||Adjust the Blob type slider to select the type of blob for the block to use. Refer to the previous image for a list of available blob types.|
|Size||Adjust the Size slider to set a size for the shape. Background shapes that overflow the size of the section are cropped - this is a fun way to create interesting effects! The slider ranges from |
|Opacity||Adjust the Opacity slider to set the visibility of the block. The slider ranges from |
|Blur||Adjust the Blur slider to set the intensity of the blur effect applied to the block. The slider ranges from |
|Position > Horizontal position||Adjust the Horizontal position slider to position the block along the x-axis inside the section. The slider ranges from |
|Position > Vertical position||Adjust the Vertical position slider to position the block along the y-axis inside the section. The slider ranges from |
|Position > Rotate||Adjust the Rotate slider to rotate the block inside the section. The slider ranges from |
|Animation > Enable parallax||Select the checkbox Enable parallax to turn on/ off a parallax animation effect. If enabled, the block’s content scrolls slower than the rest of the page.|
|Animation > Parallax speed||Adjust the Parallax speed slider to set a speed for the parallax animation (if enabled). The slider ranges from |
|Color > Color||Select the Color dropdown to set a color for the block. Set the block to use the section color scheme’s Text, Accent, Card, Background or Gradient color.|
|Color > Scheme||Use the Scheme dropdown to set a color scheme for the block to use. By default, the block uses the containing section’s color scheme. Alternatively, select any color scheme to mix and match palettes. The dropdown options are Same as section, Primary, Secondary, and Quaternary. Refer to Colors.|