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Make a photo fade to transparency?

Nov 25, 2010 3:15 PM

Hi, just wondering if it's possible to fade a photo (not a box of colour) to transparency in Illustrator? I am familiar with how to do it in InDesign and Photoshop - but not knowing how to do it in Illustrator.

 

Every online tut I have found just explains how to fade "a colour" - versus an actual photo place in an illustrator document.

 

Any insight?

 

Thank you,

Chemol

 
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    Nov 25, 2010 3:20 PM   in reply to Chemol

    Does the version of Illustrator you are using support opacity masks?

     
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    Nov 25, 2010 3:32 PM   in reply to Chemol

    Draw a rectangle on top of the raster image, apply a black to white gradient to that rectangle, select both the rectangle and the raster image, then go to the Transparency Palette and create an opacity mask. That's the basic principle.

     
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