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Feathering object edge in Affinity Designer


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You might get some suggestions if you give an example of the sort of thing you want to give a feathered edge to and say what you mean by ‘feathered’ as different people will have different ideas about what that means.
If you can give a visual example that already exists then that will also help.

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@GarryP Thanks for forcing me into the rubber duck mode of communication with myself to work it out. It turns out I wanted a gaussian blur on the object. I have attached a screenshot for those who might come across this thread later asking a similar question.

 

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Edited by mann
tried out @firstdefense suggestion on resizing posted image. Thanks.
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@mann Re the image being big, you can double click on the image to get the scaling tools while creating the post.

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1 hour ago, MickRose said:

A nicer way is to create a mask (with any non-empty fill) and apply the Gaussian blur to the mask. Works well for photos.

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@MickRose Would you be able to provide steps on how I get the mask layer in place to then apply a gaussian blur to the mask?

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  1. Duplicate the shape
  2. Right click and select mask to below
  3. Select the mask and add a gaussian blur
  4. Now reduce the size of the mask a bit (the duplicate used to create the mask)

The premise of this method is it does not apply a gaussian blur over the whole of the shape, only the edge, which is why it's good for images.
image.png.7d2353a7a41ed002e4c307d623ec850b.png

 

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