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  • How to blur one of a photo edges?

  • Nitai Lev-Oren

    December 22, 2018 at 5:03 pm


    I have this card flying into the iphone and I want his left edge to be blurred, because now it looks not seamless when he enters the portal
    How to blur one of the card edges?

  • Stephen Smith

    December 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I would duplicate the card and add a blur to the top layer. Then add a mask so the card it blurry only where you want it. Parent the cards together so if you move the one, they will both move. Best of luck.

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  • Michael Szalapski

    December 23, 2018 at 12:32 am

    You could apply a compound blur effect and use a gradient layer to drive the blur.

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  • Nitai Lev-Oren

    December 23, 2018 at 8:16 am

    not good because I need the card will be blurred only when he enters the vortex, and it moves in the animation
    if the blurred layer will pop up it is not good.
    how do I do add luma layer to add on the card when he starting to enter the vortex?

  • Max Haller

    January 2, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    You could try using an alpha matte above the card.

    Draw a shape that ends on the portal where you want the blur to be.
    Blur the edges of this alpha matte layer.

    Put the alpha matte above the card layer, and set the trkmatte of the card layer to “Alpha Inverted” of this alpha matte layer we just made.

    This will make the credit card show up wherever that alpha matte layer is NOT.

    Use the blur on the edge of the alpha matte layer to blur the one side of the card where it touches the portal.

    It should look like this:

    The red area is what the alpha matte should look like

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