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

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Creating a line of dots that goes gradually from 1PPI to 1000PPI (DPI) in Illustrator

I'm testing a laser cutter and need to make a "graduated" line consisting of tiny dots that goes from 0 or 1 PPI(DPI) to 1000 PPI(DPI) - breaking a line into gradually smaller pieces with same-size ...
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Create swatches from gradient

I was wondering if there is a way in Illustrator to create a certain number of swatches out of a gradient. Say that I need 9 distinct colors and I want to extract these colors from a gradient. What it ...
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How to save 'Screen'-type gradients?

I am very new to Illustrator. Could you pls help me with following question. Creating a gradient with a Screen-overlay type (near opacity selection) makes your radial gradient a glow pattern, ...
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How to create multi-gradient reflection on Illustrator?

I want to replicate this multi-coloured reflection on illustrator. I tried using feathering and free-form gradient, but haven't had any success.
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How do I remove the muddy when I make a 2 Color Gradient? (Adobe Illustrator CC 2019, v23.1)

In the image below you'll see two gradients: Both were made in Illustrator (CC 2019, v23.1) Both use the colors #ee2d38 and #624a9e Both swatches are set to the same Color Mode as the Color Space ...
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How to subtract a shape from another one grabbing gradient continuity?

I wanna "cut" a triangle (see above, the black one) from that rectangle's left bottom corner, but when I use pathfinder or shape builder tools to do that, the triangle "assumes" the rectangle's full ...
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Maya - Ramp Shader producing very dark results

I'm using Maya with basic materials like Phong/Lambert. What I'm trying to achieve is to color something with a gradient and render that exactly in that color. So I have created a simple material ...
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GIMP - Gradient directed by curve drawn by path tool?

Is there a way to apply gradient effect to the path drawn by curve tool ? I am trying to make silky cloth shown as below. For that I need to draw gradient on path. How can I draw this in gimp ? Or ...
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What is the name of design language which contains flat humans shapes and semi-gradient shapes?

Recently, lots of websites are using a new design method/language which combined from flat shapes with semi gradient style and flat human bodies? eg: atlassian.com eg2: What is the name of this ...
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Help replicating this red pattern and glow effect (speed lines) in adobe illustrator

Firstly thanks for reading and any help offered! I need to recreate the red pattern from this image in illustrator. I've tried a couple of different methods but the best I can come up with is to ...
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how to de-activate gradient tool in gimp to draw solid lines

I want to draw straight solid lines in Gimp but whenever I hold shift and create a straight line, the end is faded. I want to deactive this gradient effect but don't know how. Even if I set the front ...
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Outline-like artifacts in Inkscape bitmap trace?

This seems quite similar to How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace? but I thought asking again would be helpful since it seems that at least the preview does not have the ...
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Create a rainbow radial glow background on photoshop

wasn't sure how to phrase this so I thought I'd post an example of the kind of effect I'm looking for. I understand that this could simply be made with the gradient tool but not sure how to get the '...
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color chart 3 gradient and 5 highlight

I think I have to explain a bit of context to introduce the question. In the project I am working we have reference object that belong to 3 major groups A, B, C (real name Archaea, Bacteria, ...
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How do I preserve “shared” gradient when releasing compound path?

I have a compound path consisting of 5 shapes. I have a radial gradient which spans across all of them. Now I'd like to release the compound path because I need to export each of these shapes ...
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Gradient depth effect - How can we achieve this gradient?

I have been trying to achieve this effort for a while using the circular gradient and then another layer of linear-gradient however, I am not able to figure it out. Any help will be appreciated or ...
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Brush Opacity changes after Making Mask in Illustartor

Following this great tutorial by Gigantic about creating "grainy gradient", I face a problem after masking. I have two layers: 1st one is the object itself which is a [Rectangle] and another Group ...
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How to export files with gradient in After Effects

I'm working on a small project where I need to make a few glowing fireflies in After Effects :) I used an adjustment layer on top of all other layers and added a subtle grain effect, which nicely ...
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Why is my 'FG to Transparent' gradient mostly black?

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 ...
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Applying grain to colors or gradients without rasterizing

I have been thinking about this for years and figured that today is the right time to actually ask someone about this: is it possible to apply grain to colors or gradients in Illustrator or InDesign ...
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Gradient Map in Illustrator

Is there a way to create a gradient map effect in illustrator? I tried different bledning modes but I cant get it to look the the photoshop version. Thanks in advance for the help.
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How can I make a group of blurry colors in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an asset that shows as the picture attached. The image is slightly warped with the warp tool (U) (may not be the correct translation as English is not my main language). I wonder ...
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Photoshop - How to properly apply a Gradient Map to a Brush in a layer?

I have a this Watercolor brush and painted over a transparent layer Then I add a Gradient Map to have the desired colors in the Watercolor But when I try to clipping mask the Gradient Map to the ...
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What's causing my gradient problems in illustrator?

I'm designing a window poster for shop, I'm working on this in illustrator and I'm trying to achieve this clean red to black gradient or feathered effect shown here, A few things are confusing me,...
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Gradient numbers for multiple svg export from illustrator

When exporting to svg from Illustrator, the code generates a "linear-gradient-" or "radial-gradient-" plus number. This seems to work until I export multiple files with different gradients. No matter ...
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Is it possible to do smooth color transition between 2 paths in Inkscape?

I have 2 closed paths, one inside another: I want to get a smooth color gradient between their outlines. Something like this, but smooth: (done with path interpolation an manual coloring) Is there ...
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create custom gradients in illustrator using patterns

I am new to Illustrator and currently fiddling with some of the more advanced options. I would like to know if it is possible to create custom gradients using patterns in the swatches window that ...
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Is it possible to rotate a gradient fill with its shape?

I find it very annoying to have to change the angle of a gradient fill after having rotated/flipped a shape. Is there a way to rotate the shape AND the gradient fill at the same time ? In other ...
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How do I create a fuzzy fade-out-to-transparent blur effect on the background of an image in PhotoShop

So I have an image like this: I created a layer mask, and painted with a large feathery brush on the mask to remove the background as best as I could, and then ran it through a plugin, result in this:...
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Gradient stroke not appearing in PDF export file

I’m using Adobe Illustrator and I’m having an issue with a stroke, which has a custom gradient brush applied. It’s not showing up in the PDF file after I export. It shows up just fine in web ...
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Good source for learning about light/shadow/gradients in flat designs

I came across this creation here on dribble. I have marked some areas with arrows, which are either 'lit up' because of bright light, or have 'shadows' because of absence. And also this one here : ...
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Creating a realistic foil effect on black/white images in gimp or photoshop

I would like to transform images like this one: Into effect similar to something like here But the best I could do was this (don't mind picture frame and scenery, irrelevant) I did it by uploading ...
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Merge Compound Path with its Stroke in Illustrator

I have a vector that is in Compound Path Format. It also has a stroke. I Would like to apply a Gradient to it, but as applying two gradients (one for the color itself and one for stroke) creates a ...
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How can I fade an object which uses the gradient or mesh tool?

I am trying to achieve this look in illustrator. I can only do this much using gradient tool in illustrator. Can someone tell me how can I make it look fade out like the first picture?
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One gradient across multiple layers (compound path unites layers) illustrator

I know how to put a gradient across multiple shapes in Illustrator using compound path - however, in this specific case I have layers with other parts that need to show in front of each other - and ...
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What is this stepped gradient effect called?

I saw this effect of concentric circles discretely fading out (background of the image one). I thought this was a circular gradient (radial-gradient). But other images didn't seem to have a similar ...
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illustrator gradient slider lightens up in the middle

I have a simple two color gradient on an image. I changed the colors to pantone colors to print the design. But now that I changed the colors, the gradient lightens up in the middle. I would love ...
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Apply gradient to individual letters

In Illustrator CC 2018, I can't find a way to apply a gradient to individual letters of a text. I know that I can apply the gradient to the whole text by adding a new fill to the text object. But ...
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What is the name of Design style used in Monument valley opening? Other examples?

I am designing a poster and saw recently a bunch of designs using very thin white font and some thin logo illustration-type ordeal on a dark background. A lot of these seem to be on a sort of "sky-...
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Fade layers in from edge of the screen (but not the whole image)

I have three layers: 1) fade foreground (currently a black and white gradient) 2) foreground (contains roads, buildings, vehicles etc) 3) background gradient What I am trying to is fade in the ...
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How do I draw a pie chart

I'm bit new for designing. I'm trying to draw a pie chart for a dashboard design. I tried editing gradients but could located the positions correctly.If I am to use 3 colours for the pie chart how can ...
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How to repeat a gradient multiple times in Illustrator and Photoshop?

How to repeat a gradient 'n' times, for example, repeating black to white gradient 5 times (along the path of stroke) like I've done manually in below example image. Is there a way to automate it to ...
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Can you use the Blob brush in illustrator to add to an existing “blob” with a gradient color?

I drew a "blob" or a sketch and then colored it with a linear gradient. I then selected the eye-dropper tool and picked that same gradient. After having the gradient set as my fill color I attempt to ...
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How to make a “squared gradient” in Adobe Animate (or Photoshop, XD, or Illustrator)

I would prefer to do this in Animate, although if it's possible to do it in Photoshop, XD, or Illustrator instead, I would be interested in learning that technique as well. In Adobe Animate, I can ...
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gradients/blurs - How do I reproduce this gradient?

I've been trying to reproduce this art but can't get such smooth blur and how it just "drags" like smoke... Where should I do it: Photoshop or Illustrator. And how to do it?
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How do I reorder gradient colors for highest contrast?

If I color the world's 41 time zones using the qgis' "spectral" gradient, I get the following, as expected: I like the colors (though it'd be nice to get a little purple in there), but want to re-...
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How to make a brush stroke take gradient colour like pen tool stroke in illustrator?

When drawing strokes with the graphic tablet using brushes, the paths are editable and can accept color change or applying gradients only after expanding. I wanted to apply the "gradient across ...
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Replace gradient with solid colour on PNG/JPEG with Photoshop CS5

First of all thanks for taking the time to read my question and my apologies if this has already been addressed (I did research on the website but couldn't find anything). I am currently teaching ...
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How to make a liquid metal effect

I was wondering if anyone could help me. So I've been trying to make a liquid metal effect in photoshop and I'm having some trouble. I wanted to know if anyone had any idea on how to achieve this ...
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SVG: Can I make an outer glow with a gradient?

I've seen a million tutorials to make outer glow effects using some combination of feGaussianBlur, feFlood and dilating either SourceGraphic or SourceAlpha. They work pretty well but aren't exactly ...