5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2008 8:11 AM by Newsgroup_User

    blur the edge

    sono9
      How do you blur or feather the edge of .jpeg or .bmp files?
      I followed an instruction found on this forum. Here's what I have done so far.
      I draw a rectangle vector smaller than my jpeg on it. After filling it I feathered the rectangle. Then selected both the jpeg and rectangle I clicked on 'Group as mask' under MODIFY but both objects were deleted.
      I'm using Fireworks 4. What am I doing wrong?
        • 1. Re: blur the edge
          Level 7
          sono9 wrote:
          > How do you blur or feather the edge of .jpeg or .bmp files?

          Draw a vector shape on your canvas, smaller in size than your image.
          Feather the vector, make sure it is filled with white and has no stroke.
          Select both objects and go to Modify > Mask > Group as Mask. You can
          tweak the mask after it has been applied by selecting it in the Layers
          panel and making your changes in the Property inspector.

          HTH

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          • 2. Re: blur the edge
            Level 7
            Jim Babbage .:CMX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:. wrote:
            > sono9 wrote:
            >> How do you blur or feather the edge of .jpeg or .bmp files?
            >
            > Feather the vector,

            If you are not very familiar with Fireworks, the "feather the vector"
            step in Jim's post simply refers to changing the vector shape fill's
            edge property in the Property Inspector in Fireworks. It's a simple two
            click process. Then you can adjust the amount of feathering. You can
            continue adjusting the amount of feathering even after the vector shape
            and image are grouped as a mask by selecting the vector object part of
            the mask in the Layers Panel and adjusting the feather edge setting in
            the Property Inspector.

            HTH!

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            • 3. blur the edge
              sono9 Level 1
              thank you for the feedbacks
              I still have the problem. After selecting the both objects (vector shape that's feathered and jpeg image) clicking on Modify / Mask / Group as Mask deletes both of them.
              • 4. Re: blur the edge
                Level 7
                sono9 wrote:
                > thank you for the feedbacks
                > I still have the problem. After selecting the both objects (vector shape that's feathered and jpeg image) clicking on 'Modify > Mask > Group as Mask' deletes both of them.
                Post a link to your png file, please

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                • 5. Re: blur the edge
                  Level 7
                  sono9 wrote:
                  > thank you for the feedbacks I still have the problem. After selecting
                  > the both objects (vector shape that's feathered and jpeg image)
                  > clicking on 'Modify > Mask > Group as Mask' deletes both of them.

                  What version of Fireworks are you using? I forget when but at some point
                  the color of masks changed so if you are using a white fill as Jim
                  suggested, try a black one instead and see if it helps. Also. make sure
                  that the vector shape is above the image.

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