I have a large area city map where every neighborhood is a different color. I want a textured overlay on top. When I use the texture as a clipping mask the bottom neighborhoods disappear and only the texture is left. Is there a way to put the texture as an overlay on top of the color shapes without changing the colors?

  • Does Illustrator not have a "blending mode" option like Photoshop? It certainly has "opacity."
    – Wildcard
    Jun 27, 2017 at 18:29

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I figured it out. I needed to make the same shape of the map and then using pathfinder crop the texture and the shape together!

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