# I added the “Cross” Effect strip to two text strips and it's making the background image transparent

I added the "Cross" effects strip to two text strips to create a fade-like transition. It worked but during the transition the background image becomes transparent.

before the effect

• Not a VSE expert but I think that is expected behavior, that is how cross fading works, by varying alpha. I think you are supposed to overlap the fading strips one over the other in different channels for it to work properly. – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Apr 9 '17 at 23:26