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masking bug functionality



  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Try using the Reflected Gradient option under the Shape menu. 

  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    As Brian says, it sounds like you need the reflected gradient which will do what you want with one bug. But to answer your question, yes you can use multiple bugs. The bugs are all additive and it matters whether you're using Linear Top or Linear Bottom.

    You can't do what you want with two linear top bugs even if you flip one around. In this quick example to make the middle area darker with the Tone Enhancer, I have a Linear Top on the top of the photo, and a Linear Bottom on the bottom.

    Note that you can drop a bug and then as long as it's still selected, you can go back and change its type in the dropdown menu.


    In the past, I've used 4 bugs to make the edges fade to white.



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