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CSS Syntax Quesiton: Creating an overlay with text?

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I have this image set as the background to a div:

base image
and I can add a CSS overlay, which works:

overlay
the problem is, that when I do this overlay, I have to use height:100% to get it to cover the entire background cover image. When I do that, it pushes the text down past the image.

It should look like this (from Photoshop):

final
But that text appears below the image + overlay.

This seems like a simple syntax problem. What am I missing here?

Relevant HTML:
			<div id="automation" >
				<div id="overlay"></div>
				<h1 class="copy">Discover How to Turn your "Never Quite Up-To-Date" Company Spreadsheets into an Automatic, Access-From-Anywhere, Always Current System.</h1>
			</div>

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Relevant CSS:
	#automation {
		background-image: url('/img/her-spreadsheet.jpg');
		height: 427px;
		background-size: cover;
		background-position: center center;
		position:relative;
	}

	#automation img {
		width:100%;
		display:block;
	}

	#overlay {
		position: relative;
		top:0px;
		width:100%;
		height:100%;
		background:#0054a6;
		opacity: 0.4;
		color:0054a6;
	}

	.copy {
		position: absolute;
		padding-left:275px;
		font-size: 36px;
		color:white;
		text-shadow: 1px 1px #000000;
		opacity: 1.0;
	}

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Question by:DrDamnit
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Robert Schutt earned 2000 total points
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change the css slightly:
	#overlay {
		position: absolute;

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Both #overlay and .copy will then be positioned 'absolutely' inside the relatively positioned container.
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by:DrDamnit
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I swear I tried that... but you know how it is... you try one thing, then another, then another, and then you get all turned around and don't see the simple solutions!

Thanks so much!
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