I need to create a series of shapes that have a gradient applied to only part of the shape (many of these shapes wrap around, so I can’t just put the gradient on part of it). To do this, I’ve cut the shapes, and put a gradient on the part that I want. This is fine, until some of the shapes need to have the opacity set to less than 100%. For whatever reason, a line shows up at the edge between the gradient part and the non-gradient part.
I’ve checked to see if there’s any overlap between the parts (since they have opacity set to 50% here, I thought maybe they were slightly overlapping,) but dividing the shapes further does nothing, so it seems there’s no overlap. Is this a glitch in Illustrator, or am I missing something?
The line is still there when I save the image as a jpg, png, etc.
I tried cutting the shapes by math a path on top of the shape and using "divide", and I also tried by using the scissor tool. Same edge either way.
Picture is below, the edge line is very faint but visible.