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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Fading an image from side to side with an overlapping object

A page, an article, or a section in a publication looks better with one strong graphic image, which pulls together the rest of the material. One way of designing such an image is to take a mood-creating picture and partially mask it, so that it appears to be disappearing into a soft haze, from transparency to opaque. The haze can go from side to side, or from top to bottom.

This recipe describes how to design such an element for your publication.

Getting ready

This photo by Miranda Ingram might illustrate an article or column on fine wine or a romantic outing. Let's see how fading part of it enhances its role in our design.

How to do it...

The following steps describe how to fade an image ...

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