Feather Edges of an Object on Adobe Illustrator CS6

Edited by Freya, Jen M, Eng, VC

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    As you can see I have Illustrator open and a document ready.
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    I have already highlighted an object which I created using the blob brush tool. Please view our other Adobe Illustrator tutorials for instructions on how to create this type of shape. First you should make the object live by using your Selection tool located on the left-hand side toolbar. It is the black arrow icon.
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    Click on your object to make it live. A blue frame will appear around the object, letting you know that your object is live and can be edited.
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    Next, click on Effect at the top of the window.
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    Under Illustrator Effects, click on Stylise
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    Then, click on Feather.
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    Once you have clicked on Feather, which is the second option from the top, a small dialogue box should appear.
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    In this dialogue box, place a tick in the box next to Preview to view your changes as they are made.
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    You can see a very slight effect now because we have a 5pt radius. For this tutorial, I'm going to zoom in on the object so you can view the changes more clearly. You can click to manually type in an amount to make the point much larger. You can also use the up and down arrows on the left-hand side. As you can see, the 50pt radius is so large that the entire object has been feathered since the object is thin.
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    Experiment with these settings to find out what suits your object and then press okay to apply your changes.
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    This concludes our tutorial showing you how to Feather Edges of an object on Adobe Illustrator CS6 on Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, add them to the comment section below. As always, thank you for choosing VisiHow.
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