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Adobe Illustrator provides artists with a lot of great tools that are designed to provide you with full control over your project. One of the popular tools that you need to master to create profound background and foreground effects is the ability to blend modes using transparencies. This allows for more complex project designs and more professional end results.
When you talk about blending modes, it’s important to understand that the blend mode is the style of blending that is used when the transparency interacts with the rest of your project. As such, you have quite a few options, and you might need to make a couple of attempts to find the perfect mode blend for an individual project.
The act of blending the transparency is not difficult. All you need to do is select Blend Modes from the drop-down menu in the Transparency panel and then select the mode type. That’s not all there is to learning how to blend modes in Illustrator, though. You also need to know what each mode type means and how to adjust them to get the effects that you want from the image.
Applying Blended Modes to Transparencies
Depending on how you use transparencies, blending modes can create a variety of effects. Not only does it let you combine two images, it also lets you use single-color gels in a variety of ways to create exciting changes to just part of another graphic. Experiment with the results to learn how to blend modes in Illustrator instinctively.