I'm assuming that this sort of thing should be done in photoshop and not illustrator, so please correct me if you feel otherwise. I'm trying to create circles with blurred stroke in photoshop like the example shown below:
Ignoring the gradient behind the rings, what is the best way to accomplish this? Currently, I'm using the Ellipse Tool with a Fill Opacity of 0% and Stroke (size: 10, opacity: 30%, blend mode: Soft Light). This does not produce the desired results:
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Is there a different way to feathering the stroke instead of blurring it?