So, in the attached image you'll see where i'm at:
1. apply a green swatch to the stroke aligned to the inside.
2. outline the green stroke, add the 'feather' effect. This is almost what i'm looking for, but want to be able to align the feather effect the way that I align the stroke itself. (w/o converting it to a polygon if possible)
3. This is sort of what i'm looking for. A green-to-transparent gradient from the outer edge to the inside. This was created by outlining the stroke, cutting the resulting polygon at the corners, and manually applying a gradient to each polygon. (hence the sloppy corner) ugh..
So, is there a way to accomplish this? A fade-to-transparent effect that i can apply to any stroke that is aligned to the inside, is restricted by the stroke width, and neatly fades on the corners?
(as if myriad pro wasn't enough of a giveway, i'm using illustrator)