I'm a beginner in illustrator and I would like to import this fog .png file in Illustrator and overlay it onto this repetition of X. The problem is that in the faded areas with different opacities the Xs become white. How can I solve this issue? I'll share also what I'm trying to recreate. I even tried with different blend modes but I couldn't solve it.

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  • You uploaded jpgs, thereby discarding any transparency layer, meaning we cannot see what you mean.
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 23 at 17:35
  • What is this 2nd image? is it from Photoshop or Illustrator? I can see the problem you mentioned in 1st image, but what about 2nd image?
    – Vikas
    Jul 23 at 17:43
  • For Tetsujin, probably I didn't explain it correctly: basically the smoke png has some areas where it is semitransparent, but when I import it in Illustrator, that semitransparent areas make the x pattern white. For Vikas, as I said the second picture is the graphic I'm trying to recreate and that one was made in photoshop Jul 23 at 18:04
  • Also, if you're asking why am I importing this png into illustrator: I'm having troubles to recreate that smoke and I can't find a good tutorial, so considering that the png is high quality enough to not lose quality when printed I decided to keep it as a raster instead of spending lots of time trying to vectorize it Jul 23 at 18:07
  • @usr287001 - oops. yeah I meant Illustarator has limited raster capabilities. A case of thinking of the word, but the fingers wrote something else ;) - well noticed, I've deleted the comment and written again.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jul 24 at 7:52

You placed the triangles above the clouds but in the image you are trying to recreate the clouds layer is simply above the triangles.

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