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 seems 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 can't get is the gradient layer to gradient out behind the Australia extent part. In the maps I make Australia is in a separate data frame and I can't 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.