I thought this would be a pretty straight-forward (and somewhat common) request, but I have been unable to find any help.
Anyway, all I want to do is feather one side of a rectangle (that happens to have a gradient fill). Just the bottom needs to be feathered since it is a banner background.
Also, when I copy it, flip it and paste it to the end, is there a way to make it one big rectangle so the feathering will affect it as one image (instead of separate images, as Gouping them does unfortunately). I'm using Fireworks 8, btw
Feather the rectangle by changing the edge type from anti-aias to feather in the Properties inspector. Flatten the feathered rectangle [Modify > Flatten selection]. Use the eraser tool to erase the feathering from top and sides.