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How can I edit the colors in an already-placed, custom gradient in Photoshop?

Here's a basic list of what I did to the document before I sat down at the computer tonight: Customized a gradient Applied the gradient to the image in the usual way (mouse stroke), in its own layer ...
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How do I create subtle background gradients like this?

This has been bugging me for ages. I want to recreate the shadows that are on the background of this image. Whenever I attempt to recreate something like this the shading ends up looking very amateur ...
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How to Eliminate Gradient Banding in Photoshop [duplicate]

Anyone have any solution to eliminate banding when I use gradient in background?
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In GIMP, how to use an image as colormap (or gradient, or palette)?

I already have a reference colormap in the form of a raster image (basically, the vertical extrusion on a 1D colormap). How can I use it to colorise a grey-level image in GIMP ? If gradients or ...
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Vertex gradient in Photoshop?

Is there a way to set a color to each vertex of a polygon and have they blend to form a gradient between them? A great example of this would be the HSV triangle from Coolorus (first image on the ...
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Illustrator: How to make color-to-transparency gradient on dark background appear without gray area

I tried to create fade to transparency gradient. It looks fine on white background. However, on black background, there is slightly desaturated gray area between 100% opaque and 100% transparent stop ...
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How does Yoga Perdana colorize his illustrations?

If you haven't heard of him or seen any of his work, Yoga Perdana is a digital artist who, in my opinion, creates some really awesome illustrations with a very soft feel to them. I believe I ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Is there anyway to apply gradient overlay on multiple layers at once? [duplicate]

Is there some way that I don't have to go to one layer by one and open their layer style one by one?? I wanna be able to apply the dither option of the gradient overlay for every layer style. Is that ...
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Two color gradient with hue/saturation over image [duplicate]

How can I create a gradient over image in Photoshop without changing anything on the image itself, but so that gradient works as hue/saturation (or something similar)? For example if I have a picture ...
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Gradient effect with dots

I was trying to create a gradient effect using dots, but not using the halftone effect. Examples of what I'm trying to achieve can be seen here: and here: I was hoping to achieve this in ...
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I have an image of a gradient which i want to copy into a shape i've created in InDesign

I have an image of a gradient which i want to copy into a shape i've created in InDesign however when I click on the image, the gradient doesn't change in the colour box and so I'm unable to save that ...
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How to change change rendered gradient color to transparent

I have a fairly basic flat image, that is black with a radial gradient that fades to gray (originally purple, but I modified the saturation to try to make this easier). I need the image instead fade ...
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Illustrator cc: gradient tool — How to take color from the image?

At first I tried the trick with dragging eyedropper, as in Flash 5 (very simple way). Then i tried to use a eyedropper. Update solution I still can not believe that this is the quickest way, I'm ...
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Best way to create a gradient/blend like this one?

I'm trying to create a blend similar to the one in the attached image. Would it have a better result in Photoshop or Illustrator, and what would be the best method?
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Photoshop cs6 messes with cs5 gradients?

I've got this .psd file that I created in photoshop cs5 that had some semi-transparent radial gradients. When I open the file with photoshop cs6 these gradients suddenly become very blocky and show ...
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Illustrator: How to avoid the double rectangle when using two fills in one object?

Why do I get this effect as if I had another smaller rectangle underneath? How can I fix that?
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GIMP: How to apply a mask to multiple layers?

I'm new to GIMP, so I'm having trouble accomplishing the following: I want to apply the same layer mask to all of my layers without having to merge them. If this is not possible, the end result ...
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1answer
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Photoshop image fading and background effect

I believe it's easy to do, but I am missing some details. Somehow, my results are not what I'd wanted them to look like. How to draw illustrational lines? (Think of the lines from Windows Vista ...
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How to use the color picker in illustrator?

How can I color picker for the gradient tool to sample a color? It seems the color picker does not work like photoshop does where you can pick a color from the existing canvas, but have to know either ...
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Creating a gradient thaf follows the arch of my shape in photoshop

I thought what I wanted was quite simple but it appears not to be. I am trying to create a power meter but I can't get my gradient to to match my shape. I added a link below as to what I have and what ...
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How to create angle gradient within a certain angular range?

The angle gradient tool in Photoshop produces a 360° gradient. How can I produce an angle gradient that shows only a certain portion of this effect, such as 90° or 180°?
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Re-creating gradient effect in Illustrator

Tried searching for any tutorials online but I couldn't seem to find one. How do I re-create this image color in Illustrator? I tried using gradients but I could not seem to manipulate it to ...
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Illustrator gradient tool won't change direction

In Illustrator CS6, I can only get the gradient tool to add a horizontal gradient. I can not drag either of the end points around into a vertical gradient. What is going on here that I can't see?
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How to bucket fill area with a gradient in Gimp?

I have a very simple problem. In the following image I want the pinnacles and other parts of my (admittedly very awesome) castle filled with some color and other shapes or outlines filled with other ...
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How can I create a radial gradient for a hexagon?

I have a pretty simple radial gradient applied to two circles to simulate a pulse effect. Is it possible to replicate this same effect but with a hexagon for the shapes? It would be best to know how ...
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How can I achieve the gradient used in making the Xbox 360 interface background in photoshop? [closed]

I just can't figure out how to make a gradient look like the one used on the Xbox 360 interface, that gradient give an effect of an overhead spotlight lighting the menu elements and I want to use that ...
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Scan of paper: keep grain pattern, remove gradient

I have a hi-res scan of some paper, where you can see the grain. However, the scanner has made some parts of the page darker than others—for example, it is a lot darker near the page edges. This can ...
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How can I achieve opacity gradient effect in After Effects CS6?

Basically I have a composition layer that needs to have sort of fading out effect on it. I can achieve this in PS CS6 by aplying a vector mask on a layer and then choosing opacity gradient and ...
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How do I apply a color gradient to a stroke?

I can see the color gradient when my mouse is over the stroke but once I move my mouse away, the gradient goes away with it. How do I apply the gradient, I have been at this for 3 hours?! I am using ...
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Stroke wont change to a gradient in Illustrator [duplicate]

I am trying to change an object outline to a gradient but it just automatically changes the fill colour not the stroke
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How do you make the endpoints of a diagonal line straight?

I have to make a gradient "V" using the pen tool, but the endpoints are slightly slanted and I want to make the start point and end point look like the image on the right, which is clean and ...
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1answer
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Bandings on shadows and gradients

I have a small project where the background needs gradient. I was using Phosothop CS5.1 but decided to upgrade to CS6 because it had the dither feature After upgrading and I opended the file I saw ...
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Photoshop Gradient Overlay requires a shape layer, not a regular layer?

Today I was following a tutorial using PS CS6 on the internet and it asked that a layer be added and Layer Style > Gradient Overlay be used, which would later become a background. I'm not a big ...
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Custom Background Resizing As Needed

Is it possible to make a square pattern gradient coloured background that resizes as a webpage grows downwards? A square pattern, dark color - light color - dark color etc and as it goes up it gets ...
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How do I bind gradient to object so that it doesn't change when I move the object?

Typical situation. Make an object in gradient: Move the object: Uninstall Inskcape. My question therefore is, whether I can bind the gradient to the object so that it moves when I move the ...
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How to make a multicolored spiral in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have this stroke that is a spiral. But one color is not enough, I need more like ten colors. I would like that colors change like in the picture below (try to imagine without the dots). Mesh tool ...
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Moving a shape with a gradient overlay means the color of the shape changes (moving across the overlay)

I have quite a simple problem but after much searching I can find how to do it. Basically, I have a folder of shapes and a Gradient Overlay applied to the folder to apply to all shapes. This looks ...
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How to create the letter 'A' without the central bar and apply a gradient overlay in Photoshop

I want to know how the A in this logo can be created in Photoshop and how the effects are applied. I found the font and other things. I am not able to create the character A without the central ...
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Select multiple color pointers at gradient tool

I need to keep a gradient in equal distances in between colors. an example: So I want move all purple pointers together, instead one by one. This is a simple example, sometimes it gets more ...
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How to transfer a logo from InDesign to Illustrator?

I need to save a logo as an SVG file and asked the designer who made the logo for the vector graphics so I can save it myself, since he didn't know what a SVG is. I was expecting a Illustrator file, ...
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gradient effects used in this image? [duplicate]

Hi all, Love how this look, and was wondering what sort of gradient effects may've been used in the image... Thanks so much for your help!
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Shading intersections in Illustrator

I'm trying to mimic a tennis racket with a glossy finish in Illustrator. There are a few techniques I can think of to make the general frame glossy (gradient stroke, gradient mesh). However, I want to ...
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How to do a gradient in the same contour of the object?

I have a polygon in a irregular format and I want to fill it by using gradient. However, this gradient has to be in the same contour of the polygon. This means that, the gradient is not radial since ...
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Invert the result of Stylize>feather to the center

According to this, the solution given with feather is what I desire, but in the opposite way: I want the center of the object (for any shape, but a square object would be welcome if it is easier) to ...
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Fade in black background in GIMP

I'm trying to edit an image with a black background to be T-shirt ready, which mainly means that I don't want there to be a huge black square. I tried messing around with cutting out all of the black, ...
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Create rounded gradient for a rectangle?

I'd like to create a rectangle (in a vector graphics format) that has a gradient in black/white. The difficult part here is that I'd want it to follow a curve similar to the gradient in the image ...
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Halftone Shading in Photoshop (adobe tutorial help)

I've been having difficulty replicating these halftone shades in this tutorial on Page 5: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeillustrator/files/2014/01/Reality-Reborn-How-To.pdf I have two problems with this ...
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How to delete gradient from the swatch

The following is a script that creates a gradient from the fill. However, the gradient is added to the s Swatch. The question is: How to convert this script such that after you apply it, the new ...
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How can I create a double helix?

I want to create intersected curved line like this , I use Pen Tool but can not get the same as this , and searched a lot for already built through google , but all I got were curve lines not like ...
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Photoshop CS5, how to create a layer mask from a layer?

I have a layer in Photoshop that I'd like to use as a layer mask, is this at all possible? It's a black & white layer with some gradients that I would like to apply to another layer that's a ...