Highlighted

Making Gaussian Blur transparent

Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have a logo that I need to put a gaussian blur around type that is sitting atop another object. How do I make the gaussian blur transparent (without a white background) so that the graphic behind it shows through. I am using Illustrator 2020 on a Mac High Sierra Ver 10.13.6. Please see attached screen shots. Really need help on this one quick. NOTE: I need my file to be vector art as I need to enlarge it a lot.

Views

491

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Making Gaussian Blur transparent

Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have a logo that I need to put a gaussian blur around type that is sitting atop another object. How do I make the gaussian blur transparent (without a white background) so that the graphic behind it shows through. I am using Illustrator 2020 on a Mac High Sierra Ver 10.13.6. Please see attached screen shots. Really need help on this one quick. NOTE: I need my file to be vector art as I need to enlarge it a lot.

Views

492

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Here are the screen shots of what is happening

2.jpg1.jpg

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So you want to blur the background?

You would need to make a copy of the background artwork, mask it and blur it.

 

But: Gaussian blur will only be scalable inside Illustrator. The output file won't be scalable.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Select your your object

Click on 'Opacity' on the menu bar

Select Multiply from the drop down menu with Normal on top.

(you may also need to place a copy of your unblurred logo over the top with Transparency set to Normal to preserve the white in the logo itself)

I hope this helps!

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I've moved this from the poorly named Community Help forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the Illustrator forum.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Oh ok, sorry didn't realize I wasn't in the Illustrator forum.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

"NOTE: I need my file to be vector art as I need to enlarge it a lot."

 

Gaussian blur is a raster effect. It won't be vector however you do it.

Otherwise: what are you applying the effect to? Can we see the layers panel, and the appearance panel for whatever object it is?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

 

image.png

Screen Shot 2020-05-01 at 1.02.35 PM.png

  

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

And the appearance panel?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I finally figured it out I used Drop Shadow effect it didn't raster.

Screen Shot 2020-05-01 at 1.12.51 PM.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Drop shadow is a raster based effect as well. It will be scalable only inside Illustrator. Once it's exported, it's not scalable anymore.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I am using it in illustrator on a vehicle wrap. But it does have a transparent background

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

On most printers white doesn't print (there are some on which it does - usually in direct to garment t-shirt printing).

So you should talk to the people who will actually print it and ask about file specifications.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...