I'm really more of a Photoshop person--so I know exactly how to do this technique in Photoshop but can't for the life of me figure it out in Illustrator!
Here's what I'm trying to do.
I have multiple paths that form a compass design. I have now drawn a rectangular shape over the compass and would like to use a "soft light" blending mode on it so that it can give the appearance of highlights on the compass below.
This is my problem: the soft light layer needs to act like a clipping mask; It should only be applying "soft light" to the compass. I can't figure out how to do that.
Let me know if any additional clarification would help. Thanks!