I'm tyring to apply a feather to a path, but I only one it applied on one area of the path.

I tried using the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the anchors I wanted it applied around, that didn't help.

Is there a way to apply a feather (Effects → Stylize → Feather) to only one part of a path?

This is just an example, not the actual paths I'm using

I want the area in the dashed red line, to gradually fade in (using a feather was my initial thought)

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  • Any chance you could show what you are actually trying to achieve with such an effect? There may be a different way to approach it entirely
    – Billy Kerr
    Oct 31, 2018 at 0:27

2 Answers 2


Unfortunately no. There is no method to apply any effect to a portion of an object. The Effect will pretty much always alter the entire object.

Using a gradient would probably be your best bet. Or an Opacity Mask.

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Not sure if this helps, but InDesign has an effect called 'Directional Feather', which can basicly feather an object from 4 sides independently.

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