Take the 2-minute tour ×
Graphic Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Graphic Design professionals, students, and enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm trying to use a Gaussian blur on an image, but I don't want it to effect the edges of the image. How can I do this? I'm using Adobe Fireworks.

Here's the image I am using:
the image

And here's what I did:
what I did

See how the Gaussian blur effects the edges? I don't want that.

I'm trying to create an effect like this:
desired effect

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 8 down vote accepted

Create a selection before applying the blur...

enter image description here

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
    
If you want soft edges on the blurred area, draw your marquee and set the edge to feather before selecting a blur radius. . –  Linda N Mar 12 at 7:58

If you want to avoid editing the source image itself but create the same effect, add a grayscale mask by grouping the image with a vector object (using rectangle tool) that is filled white and placed on top.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.