I'm having some trouble with gradients here, can anybody help me? I'm currently trying to follow this tutorial... How to make retro 80's chrome text in GIMP?
I'm in the Text Shading section, and I'm trying to apply a gradient to my text. This should basically give a smooth gradient from full black to transparent from the vertical middle of the text to the vertical extremes... Basically, I want this:
The problem here is that I'm getting a thick horizontal block of black that's not shaded until the VERY END of the defined area for the gradient. Messing about with the Edit Gradient dialogue in Gimp is only allowing me to change the gradient at the very ends of the definied gradient area. It's really weird. Any ideas?
So, I've been trying to follow Billy Kerr's example below and... I've kinda got a result similar to my objective. However! What a nightmare! Obviously a subjective opinion, but those gradient controls are... somewhat obtuse. In addition, the in-line gradient controls mentioned by Billy seemed to just stop moving at apparently arbitrary positions, as the length of the gradient application line is not relative to the width of the Gradient Editor window. Really frustrating.
And it's still a ridiculously harsh transition from gradient to hard colour. So annoying.
Thank you for your advice, though, Billy!