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Hello, I need some help regarding blend modes. So, I applied gold foil to an invitation design using "lighten" because that produced the most desirable results. However, it applies the effect to all the layers underneath. Is there a way to restrict where the blend mode is applied? I tried using a different method like "paste inside" and it did not produce desirable results. I only want the outlines gold, not the inside of the shapes/texts. I attached an example of what I'm working on. You can see that I've applied the gold to the outlines using the Lighten mode. Is there a better way? I am a newbie to graphic design and really need help. Any suggestions or tutorials would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi selah2012,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

In the Layers panel on the right of the interface you can expand the layer clicking on the small arrow on the left of the thumbnail to access all objects contained inside individually. Select the object you want and then change its Blend Mode on the top of the Layers panel to Lighten.

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Thank you for the quick response! However, when I use the lighten effect, it still applies to the entire document. I attached an example. I want the gold effect applied to the outside banner, but not the inside (there are two layered banners). How do I make sure the gold is only applied to the outside banner only? Or is there an easier way to apply gold foil effect to images?

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