I have a landuse layer as an ArcGIS shapefile which looks like this (here only a small sample part)
The round shape of the lightgreen area results from a buffer and as the borders of this feature are not exactly clear I would like to create a blend/gradient change for the final cartographic layout (only between the round light green 'buffer' shape and the darkgreen area). This landuse layer is in vector format (ArcGIS shapefile).
I was wondering if there is an easy way to achieve this either in ArcGIS 10, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop (would include a Polygon to Raster conversion first and therefore lead to information loss as it is rasterized)?
Later I would like to drape the landuse layer over a hillshade with burned in rivers using a transparency of about 20% like this.