After applying drop shadow effect, go to Filters-Filter editor dialog box.At the bottom of the dialog box there is Filter general settings tab for changing the co ordinates & dimensions. Adjust the value until you get a drop shadow following the path without any break.
Image1-Drop shadow with default filter setting values
Image2-Drop shadow after ...
Replace the word to censor with an equal length innocuous word.
For example, many websites will censor words like "kill" or "fxxx" and substitute "hugs". Or substitute "murder" with "lovely".
Or "shxx" with "love". Etc...
One could do the same for any word really. It looks like a standard ...
Alright, the main point I want to emphasize is somewhat a combination of the other answers plus a bit more. You've got a very powerful compositing tool in your hands, and are barely using it.
This is just one take, and its very much subject to opinion, but hopefully the reasoning behind it leads you to some ideas for your own take, and helps others.
You can get a feathering effect in some cases using alpha masking. However, this doesn't allow you to feather complex (or some simple) shapes in an easy way.
Alpha masking allows you to mask using an object filled with a gradient that includes transparency. The colours of the gradient are ignored and the transparent (or partially transparent) areas of the ...
Anti-Aliasing in a CMYK document.
Using a 100% K black background...
Using a Rich Black background...
Working in RGB....
CMYK documents have some limitations. Some of the raster options which rely on smooth color blends, or some blend modes, are more difficult to show on screen in CMYK. Illustrator has a difficult time previewing the combination of ...
You can achieve this using a combination of smart filters & clipping masks.
First create all the shapes you want to use as blurred areas and add them to a new group
With the background image you want blurred selected go to Filters -> Convert for Smart Filter. This will convert the image to a smart object and allow you to apply filters non-...
It sounds like you want to use an opacity mask (accessed through the Transparency panel).
The masking object needs to be on a layer above the art it is masking. So, if you want to apply a Gaussian blur to the interior of some object, you would first make a copy of the object and paste in front (cmd-C, cmd-F).
Convert the "copied" object to white fill and no ...
You can have a look at this question for some ideas:
Making text stand out in front of images.
Additionally, why not simply add more sky on top and shrink the city building to be below the logo and not interact with it.
Right now your high building is what takes away the contrast; the tower is dark and so is that part of the logo.
Here's a suggestion, ...
Whenever I encounter such a situation, the first two things I think of is adding a Drop Shadow or an Outer Glow, considering the logo and colors, you should use and Outer glow to make your logo stand out from the background.
This way, wherever you wanna place it on your image, it'll still be readable and look nice, see:
GIMP 2.10 or higher
Image > Precision > Linear Light
GIMP 2.8 or lower
Download the color profile sRGB-elle-V4-g10.icc from e.g. here.
Image > Mode > Convert to Color Profile... > Select color profile from disk... > sRGB-elle-V4-g10.icc
Store the color profile in C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\color (Windows) /...
The original question was a good one, with a concrete example which is displayed on the sketch help page for Masking, and @Alex Magill's answer is helpful, (though the video is no longer available).
Here is a simple example:
...which can be achieved by:
insert your portrait
create a rectangle of the same size arranged below the portrait
select the ...
Paint.net and Gimp
Below is a detailed example of how to do this in Photoshop. However, both Gimp and paint.net have the same capabilities, though the tools have slightly different names.
The Gimp equivalent to Photoshops magic wand tool is Fuzzy select. You should be able to achieve the same result.
Select the white background with the magic ...
Let me explore the topic a bit.
If we are attempting to do this with vector shapes, the shape itself must be right. It is easy to have deformed or disproportional shapes.
One way to prepare them is duplicating the overall shape and using the contour lines thicker on the shape it will be the final border of the shadow.
Now we have 2 shapes to ...
Simply put, you can't blur an empty layer. It has never been possible blur what is not there. Blur interacts with existing pixels to create a dispersion effect of those pixels resulting in the blur.
You could convert images to smart objects then use smart filters in order to retain the sharp version. Then simply edit the smart object contents to alter the ...
What I see in the image, which I think is what you're asking about, is some posterization. Whenever you deploy very smooth gradients you can run into this issue if the display doesn't have the bit-depth or color gamut to render the gradients smoothly. Ironically, perhaps, blur not only doesn't help, it can make the situation worse.
Working in Photoshop on a ...
Duplicate your original image into a new layer.
Add guides to edges of original image.
Enlarge your canvas by 200%.
Duplicate the image to all eight neighboring sides to make seamless tiling.
Apply blur of choice.
Crop your canvas down to original size.
You now have wrapping blur with no hard edges!
Go to work with the Clone Stamp to build up the flowers. Have them on their own layer using Clone Stamp All Layers. Then duplicate it, blur it, mask parts to remove the blur. Duplicate again, mask other parts... repeat. In this case they probably also did some blurring of a grey, yellow, and brown overlay (colors chosen to match the outfits).
Using this ...
These are steps with Gimp (or any other image processing software) to add a blurred border to an image.
Select all of the image (Select > All)
Shrink selection to desired size for paste below (7).
Feather selection to desired size for paste below (7).
Copy selection (Edit > Copy) to clipboard
Scale image to desired output size.
Blur the scaled image (here I ...
You can apply any effect on a layer and it will affect all items in that layer as if they were one item. Doing this requires you to know a non-obvious thing about the layer panel. That is that things are selected with the round ball next to the object name (and if its filled its applying an effect)
Image 1: Select the layer from round ball next to it.
One method you could use is to employ Photoshop to rescale the 64 x 64 pixel icon. If you use the "bicubic sharper" method when resampling, the results will look just a touch sharper and more detail is preserved especially where there are thin lines. Of course the difference is slight, but it might be enough.
In Affinity Designer one must often jump from vector domain to pixels. This is not an exception.
The basic idea is already told in comments and other answers. It's to make heavily gaussian blurred copy of your image and crop it. Unfortunately in vector domain the cropping also reduces the area where the blur is calculated. You wouldn't get full blur at the ...
Here's one simple method. There may be others . . .
Create a copy of the background layer, and apply some Gaussian blur to it.
Use the elliptical selection tool to make a circle, then add it as a layer mask
Add a layer above, fill it with white, reduce the layer opacity to something like 50%, then clip it to the blurred layer below
To move the circle around,...
There is no good solution. I mean you can force a solutuon but it will never be a good solution since the standard does not give you any tools for this. The filters were supposed to be enough for you.
You can only use things that whatever subset your SVG engine supports. Using a different application will not change this. Besides filters the only other ...
To my knowledge
There's frankly no easy way to do this. Its the nature of video and Photoshop is still pretty basic for animation. If you were using After Effects you could add a blurred layer mask over the timeline.
In Photoshop this question addresses how to blur all layers beneath it: Photoshop: how to create an adjustment layer that blurs all layers ...