Gaussian Blur in Illustrator CC Problem


I am using Gaussian Blur in Illustrator CC. However, parts of the glow are outside of the line art. How can I delete those parts?

Before I applied the blur on that layer (solid color) i could easily delete parts of it, after the blur I cannot.

You can see in the image here -pink circles for example the blue hands - you can see part of the blur (shadow) outside the hand. I need to delete only that

9/4/2015 1:08:00 PM

You can use a clipping mask.

Here I have 2 shapes. The bottom shape has the blur.

guassian blur step 1

Select both shapes and go to Object -> Clipping Mask -> Make


In your case you would need to make a duplicate of the shape that will clip the blur layer.

9/4/2015 1:17:00 PM