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how to blur one edge of object

New Here ,
Nov 12, 2017 Nov 12, 2017

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can someone help me blur just one edge of an object, i can see how to do it for all edges but i want to fade into one side of an object, it's a simple solid rectangle.

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Apply a gradient into 0% opacity?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 12, 2017 Nov 12, 2017

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As far I know, blurs apply to the entire object. A good work around would be something like this.

Make your object and then copy the the part that you want to apply the blur to:

Screen Shot 2017-11-12 at 10.15.55 AM.png

Then apply a clipping mask so that only the side you want is visible:

Screen Shot 2017-11-12 at 10.16.53 AM.png

The result I think is what you are interested in:

Screen Shot 2017-11-12 at 10.17.44 AM.png

You can also just copy the path of the side that you want and apply the blur - but it wasn't shoeing up well for demo purposes. Hope that helps.

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Apply a gradient into 0% opacity?

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But if the shape is a more organic shape, using a gradient wouldn't really work. And you don't have the option of how much blur to apply. I guess it depends on the shape and ultimately how much blur one is going for.

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Also you can use Drop Shadow with Y=0 offset and X=A(value) and change Blur value. In some cases that can work

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Oct 27, 2019 Oct 27, 2019

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Add the Blur to an adjustment layer that is above the layer. Mask the Adjustment layer so that it only covers the area that you want the blur to appear.

 

Or, add a mask to the layer and use the mask feather tool to add a feathered edge only to the left edge.

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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How do you only feather one edge, I haven't been able to figure that out.

 

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The answer which is marked as correct doesn't help you?

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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I know this was posted a while ago, but is there a reason the directional feather would not do what you are looking for?

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