Yeah, you guys are right. I used PAINT to create the effect with 2 images for the character. The “drones” are one image, but then flipped over for a mirrored image. The trick was getting the background guys to be faded. I tried reducing the color Alphas down to half , but anything that was overlapped didn’t look right. I then relized I was going the wrong way and just dropped a background shape item on top and reduce the colors to 30%. That gave me the even faded image effect I was looking for.
Thanks for the compliments, fellow machiners.