How do I blur the edges of a shape in Illustrator?

Select the object or group (or target a layer in the Layers panel). Choose Effect > Stylize > Feather. Set the distance over which the object fades from opaque to transparent, and click OK.

How do you fade the edges of a shape in Illustrator?

Click the “Effect” menu, select “Stylize” and click “Feather” to open the Feather window. Turn on the preview. Enter a narrow Feather Radius and observe the effect on the photo edge. Adjust the feathering using the arrows next to the Radius field or by moving the rectangle until you have the look you want.

How do you make a fade effect in Illustrator?

The object that you want to fade must be above the object that you want to reveal. Right-click on the object that you want to fade and move your mouse cursor over the “Arrange” option. Select the “Bring to Front” option and drag the object over the object that you want to reveal.

Why is Gaussian blur pixelated in Illustrator?

The Gaussian blur style is a raster-based plugin. What that means is that when you apply Gaussian blue, what illustrator does behind the scenes is rasterize the vector (make the object a bitmap image like you would expect to edit in Photoshop) and apply the blue to that.

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