Over the last couple weeks we’ve been polling our clients for some of their favorite features in Adobe CS3. One tool mentioned by several designers is InDesign CS3’s new Gradient Feather Tool. For situations where you want to fade a photo into the background, this tool saves you a trip back into Photoshop — for some designers this is a great time saver.

As is our style, we’ve created a simple animation showing this tool in action.

Source: This tip inspired by Jason Hoppe’s new series of half-day Adobe CS3 training classes starting June 26th. Want to get up to speed on the new versions of Photoshop CS3, InDesign CS3, or Illustrator CS3? Pick a single workshop for $150, or sign up for the full set for $395. Full class details on our blog.