Questions about multiple colors or channels gradually blended together. A rainbow is an example of a natural gradient.

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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?
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How to Create a Leather/String Lace texture or stitching effect

So I've been going through some iOS designs and love the features you see in bar gradients. More specifically the textures are to die for - but I'm still fairly new to mobile design stuff. I'm ...
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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 ...
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How do I create a custom gradient pattern in Photoshop CS5?

Is it possible to start a gradient (in a layer mask) from, for example, a bent shape. So that the "fade" itself will not be straight but rather a bit curved. I hope the question is understandable, ...
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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 achieve special effect with layers in Paint.NET?

I am more a developer and not a graphic designer, and because I really don't do this kind of stuff often (more like once in two years or so) I don't want spend a lot of money on tools i'm not going to ...
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Can one make a scalable vector background in Photoshop

I'd like to make a linear background gradient that I can scale using the same tools I would for a vector shape (ie. transform). Is this possible? How? Note, if I create a layer style gradient it ...
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Extend gradient to two separate areas

I have two open areas in a picture which aren't connected, but I want the same gradient to be present in both of their backgrounds. Is there any way to achieve this with the same gradient? If it ...
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How do I achieve this gradient effect on type in Illustrator?

I'm trying to achieve the gradient effect shown in the below examples on each letter of the type I'm using in a logo design. I don't really know what this style is called, so I can't effectively look ...
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Photoshop curved Shadow

How to create the shadow effect as per the url/image below? Specifically, the rounded/curved shadow at the bottom:
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Gradient background

I bought a template and I want to change the background. Now it is looks like this: I have this background: How can I make from this a gradient background like on original image?
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Cropping a JPEG in Photoshop CS2

I need to crop this .jpeg image: in Photoshop CS2 to a vertical 1px image so I can repeatedly render it horizontally to create the full gradients that are dynamically sized. Do you know how I could ...
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Coloring individual parts in a brush

How do I colour each individual ribbon like the finished preview for these brushes? From DeviantArt:
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Photoshop showing low quality graphics

I have a strange problem in Photoshop. I had this background image that I had downloaded from a website to try and recreate something like it. After I downloaded it and opened it up it all looked ...
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How to draw “rays” in Photoshop?

How do I draw "Rays" emitting from an object in an image in Photoshop? Example from http://www.pxleyes.com
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Photoshop CS3 Layer effects - Radial Gradient's center

How do I pick the center point for a radial gradient that has been applied via layer effect to a shape? It's defaulting to the center of my shape but I want the gradient's center point to be near the ...
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Why is this gradient considered metallic chrome?

Why is the "white to brown & white to blue" gradient generally considered a shiny metal? What is the reasoning/theory behind this? Why those colours? (If someone says chrome, you might first ...
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How many colors should be used in a background gradient?

For on-screen design (web or desktop applications), in areas where there is significant background space visible, a subtle gradient adds a lot to the look of the app/page/image. How many colors (max) ...