I have created an icon, and I want to tint half of the image to make it darker.

I have created another layer ontop of the icon, so that it covers half of my icon, and decreased the transparency. How do I get that rectangle to take on the shape of the icon, instead of it remaining to be an rectangle?


Start with your icon


For the example I copied the circle becuase I wanted the shadow to fit inside the circle. I placed the transparent triangle on top of that circle.


Open your transparency window. Select both objects and click create mask. I also check "clip" & "invert mask"




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  • Hmm, I tried that and when click 'clip' the shaded layer disappears... – Simranj Mar 4 '15 at 23:34
  • @Simranj then you don't want to click the Clip option. But you may need the Invert Option clicked (or not). – Scott Mar 5 '15 at 0:15
  • I tried various versions of this, and none of them seemed to work – Simranj Mar 5 '15 at 2:24

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