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How can I create an abstract sea/wave effect in a free vector package?

I'm looking to create a vector (ideally) illustration with an abstract sea, much like this (not the dolphins or sun): How can I go about this using free tools such as Inkscape?
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Gradient part of the image displays white doted a long the bending on email clients

I'm new to Photoshop and I'm building an HTML email template for the client with the PSD file provided. This is the image part I cropped and what it displays in the normal browsers: And below is ...
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How do you avoid bands of prominent color in gradients?

So this is more scientific visualization than graphic design, but I think the theory is the same. In colormaps used for visualizing data, there are often bands of color that stick out when they ...
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Gradient Tool is blocked on Illustrator cs6 [closed]

My gradient tool on Illustrator cs6 is blocked. It won't let me change color, direction or anything related. The Gradient tool wont even let me click on the gradient, it shows the cursor with a ...
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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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Gradient white lines in .eps file

I designed a vector in Adobe Illustrator CS6, but when saved as an .eps file, white vertical lines appear in my gradient. What is happening? I've tried rasterizing the vector at 300 PPI with ...
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Inkscape radial gradient center color visibly different from specified stop color

I use Radial Gradient in Inkscape. PROBLEM: Color at center of radiant is much darker than defined stop color, as shown by red arrow: How comes? How can I make the color at the center to be the one ...
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Photoshop 24 bit image showing black pixels in 8 bit mode

I came across this problem after printscreening a website with a gradient background. Initially, I was shocked to find that the background was showing those black pixels, and thought something might ...
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Why do I get color banding when using Color Dodge and a dark colored gradient?

I am experiencing significant color banding when I use the Color Dodge blend mode with a very dark colored gradient layer style. I have even tried enabling dithering on the gradient layer style, with ...
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Illustrator: How do I copy a gradient (including direction) from one object to another?

I know I can copy a gradient (minus direction) from one object to another, but how do I preserve the direction of the gradient? (I'm using Illustrator CS6)
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Removing part of a stroke and adding a gradient to a stroke in Illustrator CS5

Here's what I have... The top and bottom half are two separate objects each with their own gradient. I would like to remove the curved horizontal line going across the shape, then I would like to ...
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Best way to create a shadow (depth) effect in Illustrator?

I'm working on a logo and trying to give the logo shape a 3D'ish depth effect. Here is what I currently have: Regular size: Larger size: The way I'm currently achieving this effect is by creating ...
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Illustrator gradient fill makes jaggies between colors if angle is changed

I have a 4 color gradient fill angled at 40 degrees (maybe its not the best way to achieve what I want) and the lines where colors meet are having jaggies. I have attached a screenshot of the ...
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How to draw a image transparent in photoshop?

This arrow is transparent image. I want to draw an icon like this image (transparent) in Photoshop. The idea behind this is I want to colour the icon by using gradient tool in my app. It would ...
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Inkscape; transfer gradient names between documents

For a webinterface i am designing icons in Inkscape. These icons all use the same colorsetting and gradient. Then, when designing the mockups i copy the the icons to a new document using copy + paste. ...
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logo with color gradient how to do this?

I would like to do the below color gradiant: Does anyone know how to approach this? I have searched but don't know the right way to name this effect. I'd prefer making this effect in Adobe ...
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Merging multiple paths in Illustrator CS6

I've got multiple paths which, together, create a single sprite in Illustrator. I'm trying to merge the paths in order to apply a gradient to the whole thing; however, Pathfinder does nothing, and ...
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How can I create a black to transparent gradient without banding?

What I need: A 3000px by 1340px PNG that vertically graduates from 100% opacity black to 0% opacity black. My problem: Banding occurs. Example: http://i.stack.imgur.com/bmwle.png What I've tried: ...
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Illustrator gradients along (not following) a shape/curve?

How could I add gradients along an object/path (not following the path, but using it as a base, like inner glow) ? Sample:
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How to create a small button image with embossed text like this?

I'm trying to create a shade/roll up button for a window manager theme I'm using. How do you create an image like the one pictured? I'm familiar with gimp but I'm not familiar with the techniques to ...
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Layer mask not taking in gradient outlay

I have created a layer where I have drawn a straight line of thickness 2px, I need to apply a gradient overlay of a certain pattern but when i do it, the layer mask is not taking it and I see no ...
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What constraints can I put on a set of colors to produce quality gradients?

I'm creating a gradient programmtically with HSB Colors. My Question is what kind of colors do fit good together in a gradient? Which of the Values H(ue), S(aturation), B(rightness) needs to variate?
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Copy gradient or style from photoshop to illustrator

I am new to illustrator, if this is too basic do provide links for me (tutorial). I've made a shape, and I put styles on the layer, gradient, color overlay, opacity reduced, I know how to copy the ...
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“Replace” image (gradient) in image with alpha

Consider the following graphic: Note that the first image's background is transparent, and that the blue background in the second and third images is a subtle gradient - not solid color. ...
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Get rid of step gradient

Using Flash CS4. The gradient is very "steppy", i.e. there are stripes. How can this gradient be made continuous?
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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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Gradient Banding in Chrome

I've been trying use linear-gradient CSS to avoid using an image for a gradient but unfortunately it renders poorly in Chrome with visible banding. I've created a codepen example to illustrate the ...
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Trying to export PDF from Illustrator, but gradient (Black to Transparent) not printing Transparent

Using - Illustrator CS5 I have created an image which has a shadow behind it. This shadow is a shape with a gradient applied that is black to transparent. I have saved this Adobe Illustrator file ...
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Recreating a Photoshop Gradient From a Bitmap Screenshot

What's the most accurate technique for re-creating a gradient in Photoshop from a bitmap image like a screenshot? So far I've been using the dropper tool to pick out colors and manually set color ...
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Colour of gradient overlay changes when saving for web and devices in Photoshop CS4

I have an image with a linear gradient overlay (banner image on this page EDF Energy - Our Campaigns. I have set the RGB colour in CS4 to R: 29 G: 31 B: 79. However, when I save the file for web the ...
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Is it really impossible to have gradient without banding?

I am struggling to create a gradient without banding. I have watched all the videos on YT and tried: Bluring all kinds, Noise, Dither,bit depth, Brush and doing the gradient in Illustrator. ...
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Create rounded button with inset edge, gradient and inset text with Gimp

This is my first attempt at seriously using Gimp. I am more of a front end developer slash developer myself and I have only used Gimp or Photoshop for very basic stuff such as removing backgrounds, ...
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Photoshop shape segment with gradient

How can I create a slice-like area within a shape in Photoshop and apply a gradient to it. Here is an example - the black area: I've tried to create one light grey shape and one black shape on a ...
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how can I create this gradient in photoshop?

I want to create a radar like the one bellow, where the gradient goes darker and darker clockwise. in the left it is totally transparent, while in the right it goes to 60%. I tried to add linear ...
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Finding the “base” color of a gradient . . .?

Somehow, I inherited this project that comes with a logo, the CEO already has business cards printed with that logo on it, and as far as I'm concerned, the colors and design are non-negotiable ...
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Dither and Gradients

In Photoshop you can add Dither to Gradients. I understand what dither is but when I apply dither to my gradient I can see no difference. What exactly does dither do?
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What effect do gradient fills have on the eye?

There are many baseline rules in web design (and design in general) around how the use of color, shape, line-quality, and font. These rules typically have some grounding in the way the brain perceives ...
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Perspective/non-linear blends with a common centre

In illustrator, if you want to take a blend between two objects with a specified number of steps and give it a perspective-like effect - changing the curve of the blend from linear to non-linear so ...
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Fill complex technical drawing with a gradient

I have some complex technical drawings that are in Illustrator CS5 that I got from a pdf. I need to be able to fill each with a gradient to look as if there is a light source. When I select and make ...
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Save for Web & Devices in Illustrator CS5 Causes Artifacts on Large Files

I am saving with these settings: And ending up with weird transparent line artifacts: The ai file does not have this, and the path has nothing near the place where the lines are showing: From ...
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Illustrator gradient banding but on the Display? [closed]

So I was working and everything was ok until a PC crashed which made me re-install windows and adobe products. Until then my gradients were perfect, but now as I try to make one they are full of huge ...
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Critique background color / gradient to use

I'm in the process of putting a site together. I have very limited knowledge regarding Photoshop (but I am trying!!). The site is being built to display some images of mine. I'm a photographer by ...
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Transparent to black gradient?

I am trying to recreate the effect on the bottom of this photograph, where it reads "Back from the Darkness". I have the text figured out as far as transforming it to match the perspective. But it's ...
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Add gradients to an object in Pixelmator?

I'm a new to graphic design and I'm whipping up a quick icon for an app kinda thing. I created a rounded rectangle shape. Next I need to add a slight gradient to it to make it look neat. I have to ...
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Gradient Brightness

I'm not particularly experienced in graphic design, so maybe there's an easy way to do this that I just haven't noticed, but... I have a layered PNG image in Gimp. It's a complex shape (a photo of a ...
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How calculate 2 colors for red gradient button with same ratio as 2 colors for blue gradient button?

I have gradient button that generated by 2 colors:#0880A9, #066383.(blue). I want to create button with red gradient that have same ratio as my blue gradient. How should i do this calculation? ...
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How to select colours that match each other?

Looking at the colours in this logo, it is clear that the colours match each other. How do I find an orange and purple that match the same colour scheme? I suppose the colour in the 'R' is yellow? ...
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Gradient filter

I would like to do a non-color gradient, but am not sure how. For example applying a blur filter in gradient. I.e., imagine the left side of the gradient fill area would be "normal", and as you go ...
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Elliptical radial gradient overlay in Photoshop CS5

I've found that you can change the aspect ratio of a radial gradient in Illustrator to create an elliptical gradient, how do you achieve the same effect in Photoshop please?
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How do you change the origin of a radial gradient in Inkscape?

I want to change the origin of a radial gradiant in inkscape (so that it's not the centre of the shape, but off to one side). How do I do this?