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

Don't Use Gaussian Blur.

If you want the blur to only occur inward on a shape, use Effect > Stylize > Feather rather than the Gaussian blur.

Gaussian blur takes the value you input and blurs half of it outward and half of it inward. It essentially blurs the edge of the object.

If you only want inward blurring using the Feather effect does that. Just use a smaller value than you would use for G-blur. Feather constrains the "blur" to the bounding path ensuring no generated pixels go outside the original shape.

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9/4/2015 1:27:00 PM