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Looking to try and fade out an image in illustrator using the blend tool.

At first, I tried blending 2 clipping groups, but I knew that wasn't going to work.

Then I tried blending just the linked image, but that wasn't working either.

Is there anyway to blend a clipping mask so that an image can fade out on the edges?

  • I feel like this question was just answered on here...let me look. – Manly Jun 25 '15 at 15:50
  • @JohnManly I'm sure how to use an opacity mask is, but I wasn't sure of how I should do it for an image that I wanted clipped. Different way of asking the same question - I just didn't know the other way to ask the question or what to search for – Adjit Jun 25 '15 at 15:56
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Let me know of this is not what you're talking about

Place your image.

base image

Make the shape that will be the clipping mask over the image you want to be clipped. I added a gradient to the circle and made the black end 0% opacity.

clipping mask

Select both objects. Go to transparency options and select "create mask" and clip. Your options might be different depending on how you have your document setup.

Clipping mask options

Result

enter image description here

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