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I typically create highlights without using any blending modes. I maybe old-school but I do not like using blending modes within Illustrator. The only blending mode I'll use on occasion is Multiply because it essentially equates to overprinting. However, it's still a very rare thing. Some blending modes do not work with CMYK art and are therefore not useful ...


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Blending mode Screen has at least the right direction: Reduce the opacity to reduce the effect. Insert another identical shape to lighten more The effect is now better than what's got by inserting only transparent white because this doesn't reduce the colorfulness as much as transparent white. Unfortunately the same highlighter shape cannot be used if there'...


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If I've understood this question correctly, I think it would be possible to do this non-destructively by combining two layer effects, a Stroke and Outer glow. Set up the stroke like this: Use a pattern as the fill-type, make sure you choose "Overprint", and set the blend mode to "Lighten". Then add an Outer Glow effect, and the pattern ...


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