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Feathering only one side of a bitmap in Illustrator CS.

I have 2 bitmaps overlapping each other horizontally.  I want the one on the right to gradually "fade in" over the one on the left. How do I do this in Illustrator CS?
I don't want it to feather on all four sides, only on the right side of the leftmost bitmap and/or the left side of the one on the right.
I need to learn how to do this as soon as possible.

Thanks!
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gabrielPennyback
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
use Photoshop to create a single image out of these two images using the effects you want, and then use illustrator to embed or link the image, illustrator is not meant to do such things with images.
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gabrielPennybackAuthor Commented:
The solution you gave me for the same question in Fireworks is exactly what I need right now, but I would also like to be able to do this in Photoshop, and I couldn't really get it to work.  I tried the gradient toll but it always put a color background at the end of the fade, as opposed to going to transparent.  I tried creating a custom gradient that was only transparent but that produced nothing.  You can do it with a llarge feather and the selection tool, but first you have to greatly exoand the canvas to get a straight line fade.

How exactly do I do it?

Thanks,

John
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
you have to use layer mask in photoshop also to give the fading effect;

How-To: Fading one image into another
http://www.elated.com/articles/fading-one-image-into-another/
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gabrielPennybackAuthor Commented:
thanks, sheharyaar
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
:)
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