Using a gradient as an opacity mask


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Using a gradient as an opacity mask

Let's see how we can use an opacity mask to create an effect that is used quite often these days, something like a reflection. I'm looking at this file right here called reflection.ai and I have a flowerpot on a black background. And what I've done here in this file also is I've actually created a copy of the flowerpot and I've flipped it so that I now see an upside-down copy of it right here. So I have this flowerpot right here and I'm going to be using this flowerpot right here as reflection. Now obviously right now it's too strong. I want that reflection to kind of fade out as it goes down, but I need to use an opacity mask to make that happen.

Now first let's understand what I'm going to be using as my opacity mask. The answer is in this case a gradient. I want to create a gradient that's going to go from black to white and I'll use those values as an opacity mask for the upside-down flowerpot. Let's see how that's going to work. I'm...

Using a gradient as an opacity mask
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Using a gradient as an opacity mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Seeing Through Transparency

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