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Clipping a photo to a rounded gradient background

I have a photo I removed the background from, leaving only the human models - 3 people sitting in front of a computer. I need the new background to be gradient filled and the left bottom corner of the ...
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How to incorporate gradient fill in embedded files in Illustrator?

I've placed File B (a circle with a gradient fill) inside File A (simple blue background). When I embed File B the gradient is not treated as a regular fill - instead it gets a weird double mask ...
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Gradient style for each shape in one layer

I am seeking how to apply an Overlay Gradient style on a layer containing multiple shapes, in a way that each shape has his own gradient (not sharing the layer style to the merged shapes). For now, ...
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How to make gradient tool annotators snap to grid

I'd like to have precise control over a gradient fill. From Expression Studio I'm used to the gradient tool annotator to automatically snap to a grid. By default, the Adobe Illustrator gradient ...
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Gradient Tool is blocked on Illustrator cs6

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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Why is it that this color gradient is so much more attractive than others?

I've been playing around with some gradients on a site I'm developing, and I'm really interested in the psychology or other meaning behind why certain colors appear more attractive than others. ...
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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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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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Gradient Fills in InDesign

how do I create a gradient fill in InDesign where both ends have zero opacity to the fill but the middle is 100% opaque? For example a box over a black background has a fill that is transparent to ...
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ios 7 background gradient

Please take a look at the image below. I am trying to find out if there's a "rule/pattern", even something that can be put down in math form, to the selection of a two-color gradient. The required ...
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Styling clean flat-design buttons so they show affordance, and look 'well designed'

I started a tiny CSS framework recently. (http://minfwk.com if anyone's interested) I quickly banged out an initial design for some buttons. After asking for feedback on UX StackExchange (and ...
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How does apple use its logo? A question about gradient logos

I'm an aspiring logo designer so I'm doing some research. Apple's logo, according to all the "evolution of the Apple logo" photos, shows their current logo as being a 3d type Grey gradient logo. So ...
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find out the gradient start and end values of small distance out of larger distance

I have the following design with gradient : The gradient is 348px long, linear, starts with #F7F7F7 and ends with white #FFFFFF. I need to know what gradient color should I put as a starting point ...
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Best Way to (truly) Reduce Gradient Banding in Photoshop across ALL Monitors [duplicate]

This problem keeps coming up again and again. I have tried to use the Dither checkbox in a Layer Effect in Photoshop CS6+ but that doesnt always work so well. And applying a grain effect or noise ...
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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 to fill half of a word with one colour and the other half with a different colour in Adobe Illustrator

I want to recreate the text of a logo I have. It had black half way down the text and then yellow for the other half. How do I create text with a different colour on each half in Adobe ...
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Creating a tile for a word game

Please advise me how to use Gimp to create a tile for a word game like below: I can see 2 rectangles with rounded corners - the outer one and then the one on the top. Is the smaller rectangle ...
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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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Gradient light from center in Photoshop

It's not hard to make gradient lighting like this using Photoshop: But I want to make the lighter part as a point in the center, with gradient along radials. How to do it?
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How can I produce this irregular gradient using css?

I am looking for a way to reproduce this gradient using css: Is it possible? I don't know how the png gradient has been done.
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Trying to give text a gradient effect in Illustrator cs6

I'm trying to change the "3" to a gradient, but when I click the gradient icon it just goes black and the gradient settings to not take effect. I tried going to object > expand but that didn't do ...
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Best practice for drop shadow and gradient on website navbar [closed]

I'm using a medium blue color for a large navbar at the top of a website home page. The logo and nav links are white/very light blue. I don't know if the navbar blue should be solid or have a ...
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Illustrator: creating two colour-wheel-like objects out of 23 circles/discs

So what I'm trying to do is make 23 circles in the same style as the image below, but in two concentric rings instead of one big one. The circles should be the same size and also arranged in a ...
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Gradient is suddenly not smooth anymore [closed]

I recently noticed a problem when drawing gradients: The transition from black to became non-smooth. I have Photoshop elements 10 installed on a Windows 7 64-bit system. Two main installations I did ...
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How to create a custom shaped gradient?

I have an image that I'd like to blend into another image. Using the gradient tool to draw black on a layer mask works fine, but I'm limited to just straight lines or circles. What I need is a ...
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How do you extract a color from a gradient in Illustrator?

I want to grab one of the colors from a gradient, and turn it into a solid color swatch. Update Just to be precise, I want to get the color of one of the 'nodes' in the gradient. So if a a ...
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heuristic for creating blurry gradient backgrounds [duplicate]

Is there a guide or a heuristic for creating the type of blurry gradient backgrounds as seen here: What is the name of that pattern, so I don't keep calling it a blurry gradient.
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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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Adobe Ilustrate 6 linear gradient without contour

I do my first graphic ever, so i follow this tutorial: http://vectips.com/tutorials/create-a-cute-panda-bear-face-icon/ at step 4 he defines the gradient to linear, but in this menu i always have the ...
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How do I create iOS7 gradients?

I'm searching for some techniques that offer similarities to the new Apple blurred gradient backgrounds. One of my clients is requesting a similar look to the new iOS, while I have some blurry photo ...
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How to get speckled shading in Photoshop?

I am trying to achieve, for lack of a better term, a speckled shading in Photoshop. I'm not getting the right effect using noise (even with a gaussian blur) or setting the layer to dissolve. Here ...
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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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How to fill radial array with gradient?

How to fill radial array elements with gradient like this: No idea how to make it happen automatically, rather than element by element.
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Easy way to create repeating custom radial gradient?

I want to create a simple repeating gradient for a Gradient Overlay effect in Photoshop. I had to manually create this: Is there an easier way to make a repeating pattern by designing a small one ...
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Transform or filter which selects similarly colored regions?

Is there any transform, which "looks" at any region of a picture and then compares it with neighbor region, and if two regions are similarly colored, then unifies two regions in one and colors it with ...
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Why doesn't the gradient tool appear over the object I've applied it to in Illustrator CS6?

Why doesn't the gradient tool appear over the object I've applied it to in Illustrator CS6? I have to click and hold down to adjust the size of the gradient on an object or just use the gradient ...
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Photoshop, 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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When I try to add a gradient to my text it will only do so in black and white!

I have created a colour gradient I wish to use, but when I go to Blending Options > Gradient Overlay it applies the gradient but only in black and white (suddenly my colours are only ...
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Illustrator CS6 - All stroke options in right gradient panel are unusable

So I have a basic 50 pt line selected, go over to the right to open the Gradient panel, but the stroke option - the word stroke and the three boxes next to it - are greyed out and unclickable. I've ...
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Applying a gradient to a shape layer evenly that takes into account the shape of the layer?

When I apply a gradient to a shape layer, the gradient is always applied as a rectangle. e.g. The red rectangle implies the edges of the gradient. What I'm after is for the gradient to be ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Gradient tool on smart object

I am trying to create a star, with a gradient color effect. When I try to use the gradient color tool I get the message Could not use the gradient tool because the content of the layer is not ...
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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 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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How to achieve a gradient in adobe illustrator

I am looking for someone to explain how to achieve a subtle gradient in adobe illustrator like the one in this icon. much thanks.
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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: ...