Been trying to achieve this effect, how does one do it?

the effect I want

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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. What have you tried? What has failed? – Billy Kerr Jul 17 '19 at 16:12
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  • Do you have to use Illustrator for that at all? – TheDefinitionist Jul 18 '19 at 9:23
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    @TheDefinitionist although it could be done essentially anywhere, let's not make the scope of this question broader. Check How to Ask to learn more about asking good questions. – Luciano Jul 18 '19 at 10:17
  • Relax, I was just simply asking. No need to jump on it. – TheDefinitionist Jul 19 '19 at 22:14

This is not a specific effect, but instead a single leaf-looking shape, duplicated 3 times with colors adjusted and opacity probably set to 'Multiply'. There is no 'click-there-to-do-this' solution, it is most likely done manually.

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We do not know how transparent the presented shapes are. That makes blending mode speculations a little unsure. If you want some certain colors, you can input them directly:

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There are three overlapping blue shapes. The overlapping zones are separated by applying Pathfinder panel > Divide and ungrouping.

The black strokes are removed. The zones have got their fill colors with the color picker from your example. In the right there's added on the top a rectangle with partially transparent gradient fill.

If you are going to export the result as PNG, the strokes would be useful. They should have the same colors as the fill colors. That's because otherwise the seams in the export easily could have 1 pixel wide transparent zone due the antialiasing in the rasterization. The strokes would cover the gaps.

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