Sexy Image Hover Effects using CSS3

by on 11/05/10 at 6:20 pm

First of all thanks to giving me a great response on Ajax Style Loading Animation in CSS3 ( no Images ) .
In this post I am going to show to How to create a sexy css effect on image hover.This kinda effect you have seen before in Flash or in javascript as well.But why use Flash or js when CSS can do the same work.So lets do it …
Below I have attached the snapshot , to view the original output please visit DEMO.

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Now let go through the code.


<div class='img' id='img-1'>
	<div class='mask'></div>
	<img src='' />
<div class='img' id='img-2'>
	<div class='mask'></div>
	<img src='' />
<div class='img' id='img-3'>
	<div class='mask' id='mask-1'></div>
	<div class='mask' id='mask-2'></div>
	<img src='' />
<div class='img' id='img-4'>
	<div class='mask'></div>
	<img src='' />
<div class='img' id='img-5'>
	<div class='mask'></div>
	<mg src='' />
<div class='img' id='img-6'>
	<div class='mask'></div>
	<img src='' />


	-webkit-transition-duration: 0.5s;
.img img{
	border:1px solid #fff;
	-webkit-box-shadow:0px 0px 30px #ccc;
.img .mask{
	width: 100%;
	background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
	position: absolute;
	height: 100%; 
	-webkit-transition-duration: 0.5s;
#img-1:hover .mask{
#img-2:hover .mask{
#img-3 #mask-1 {
#img-3 #mask-2{
#img-3:hover #mask-1{
#img-3:hover #mask-2{
#img-4:hover .mask{
#img-5:hover .mask{
	-webkit-transform: rotateX(360deg);
#img-6:hover .mask{
	-webkit-transform: rotateZ(750deg);

To view the original output please visit DEMO.
Hope you guys like these effects.Please don’t forget to drop your comments.

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    • enyew

      Feb 21st, 2012

      it make seem easy but hard i tried it but it’s not worked

    • Steve

      Mar 4th, 2013

      It’s sooo amazing:-)! Thanks a lot.

      But what have I to do, to make it run with Internet Explorer?
      Can somebody help me?


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    Nov 17th, 2011

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    Nov 17th, 2011

    Great effects, but doesn’t work in IE8 and IE9 (these are the ones I tested for, most likely won’t work for ie7 and ie6). Any workarounds?

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  27. Jessie J

    Dec 27th, 2011

    This is great! Thanks for sharing. I prefer not to slow down my sites with too much js or flash, so this is definitely something I’d love to implement. Unfortunately, you still need a workaround for IE :(

    • vikesh

      Mar 5th, 2012

      hi jessie,
      did you manage to get a workaround to get this to work on IE?

  28. stu

    Jan 6th, 2012

    this div is awsome but im having trouble with the 2nd line of pics. I am just using image 3 actions with the 2 masks and have various pics using the code from above. The problem is that the 2nd row of pics dont animate at all…. i have tried setting the 2nd line of pics into separate css code, ive also tried closing the div and starting it again under a <li… ive added <br to split it up but nothing!!… can you or anyone else help with this please???

  29. Ankit

    Jan 14th, 2012

    wonderful technique… it will be very helpful if you could guide me on how to implement this image hovering on a sliding page where everything is in CSS

  30. Prodyot

    Jan 14th, 2012

    Very cute and very useful.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Feb 29th, 2012

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    Feb 29th, 2012

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  36. vikesh

    Mar 5th, 2012

    I love it. althoug i have 1 issue. What browser does it work in?

    I have seen others but they dont work in IE.

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    Mar 20th, 2012

    Interesting article. Certain that I’ll come back here. Very good work. Best Regards

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    Mar 25th, 2012

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    Apr 13th, 2012

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  43. xuanchien247

    Apr 27th, 2012

    It’s very sexy, can you make it with javascript? If you can do it then can you make tutorial about it?

  44. Warner Costley

    Apr 28th, 2012

    I really enjoyed this post! Many Thanks!

  45. emma

    May 8th, 2012

    Hi Nikesh,

    I am new to coding, and want to use this affect for a project for uni. Where in the code do I enter this code? Do I have to use both the html and css coding you have given?


  46. Ajay

    Jun 6th, 2012

    I have working fine in all browser except….would u please help me out to resolve issue related to IE..


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