Suppose I have 3 layers in inkscape - from bottom to top, let's call them Layer 1 - Layer 3.
I want Layer 3 to blend with Layer 2 using the "Multiply" blend mode. But then, I want the result to blend with Layer 1 using the "Normal" blend mode - as though the composition of Layers 2 and 3 were itself a single layer.
Inkscape does have a concept of sub-layers, and intuitively, it seems I should be able to set Layers 2 and 3 as sub-layers of a parent layer, and then set the parent layer to "Normal" blending with the underlying layer. (I think this works in Photoshop.) However, this doesn't work as expected in Inkscape - the objects on Layer 3 still get multiplied with the content on Layer 1.
- Is there a way to do this in Inkscape?
- If not, is this an inherent limitation of the SVG format (An object's blend mode MUST effect its composition with ALL elements under it, regardless of document structure or other factors) or simply a limitation of Inkscape?