Here's What You'll Learn in Adobe Illustrator: - Create Outlines - Linear Gradient - Rounded Rectangles - Send to Back - Divide Objects Below - Transparency
How to make the transparency over the design only:
1. Duplicate the object in which is to receive the transparency (in this case, the text) 2. Put the transparency over the duplicated object 3. Select both the object and transparency 4. Go to "Pathfinder" and click "Crop"
This should create a perfect transparency of the text, good luck!