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I have a map that was created by a contractor working for my employer before I began. I am not sure what GIS software the map was created in but it has an effect I would like to be able to reproduce in arcGIS 10.1.

The map seams to have a gradient, buffered layer on the outside of the Australia coastline layer. This layer grades out from dark grey to white. Sitting off the coast in my layout view I have the Australia with the extent area showing.

What I cant get is the gradient layer to gradient out behind the Aus extent part. In the maps I make the Aus is in a separate data frame and I cant make the background of that data frame transparent.

I can't post the maps as I'm a new user but if someone can assist me I can send you directly the maps to explain better what I mean.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

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If possible please attach the screen-shot –  Sunil Jan 18 '13 at 4:54
    
This link may help –  PolyGeo Jan 18 '13 at 4:59
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By the description of it, it looks like a multiple ring buffer that your colleague had created. Gradient can be set once you have the multiple ring buffer layer added to the map. To confirm if I thinking in the right direction, can you have a look at the attached image and confirm is your case looks similar to this one?enter image description here

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