Questions tagged [gradient]

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

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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 make a linear gradient along curve?

What I want to achieve is basically this: a path with a gradient that goes transparent towards the sides. What I really want, though, is that gradient to be linear. For the example above, I used a ...
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How can I recreate this effect?

this one's a bit specific, but I'm a fan of this effect on the amazon fire tv bootup screen (the bit under the text). I was wondering if this sort of thing is possible in an app like Inkscape, ...
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Could somebody help me reproduce this effect and what's its name?

I've been trying to recreate this style but I cannot seem to get it right. i would love all kinds of help please enter image description here enter image description here
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How to change gradient settings for muliple equal objects at the same time?

I have multiple objects with equal gradients in Adobe Illustrator. Anyone knows how can I change gradient settings for all of the objects at once?
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Converting a large image with gradients to an SVG

I am fairly new to Inkscape and have thus far been able to convert images with flat colours (no gradients) to vector images without any difficulty. But I would like to know how to convert images with ...
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Why doesn't opacity value work for Gradient Map in photoshop?

I've noticed it many times. When you apply a gradient map in Photoshop to any image or layer, the opacity doesn't work for any points (highlighted in yellow). Basically, I want one color to be 100% ...
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Substract shape with gradient with letter [duplicate]

My problem is that when I try to substract the K from the shape by using the Shape builder tool, it messes up the gradient on the shape. How can I manage to keep the gradient as it is but also avoid ...
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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 gradient ...
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How to use clipping mask on complex objects in illustrator?

Below I have an image of a bookmobile that I am creating in illustrator... The main goal of this is to get the gradient shape inside the perimeters of the bus and not including the wheels. When I try ...
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Create a 3D cone in Illustrator with rainbow colors

Problem: To create a 3D cone with a rainbow spectrum that consist of 24 colors. Example of the final product should look like this: Example #1 (what I have done so far): Create a circle and use the ...
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Join divided shape in Illustrator 2020 [duplicate]

I want to fill this shape with a gradient, but because it's divided it won't fill it completely, leaving a gap between subshapes. How can I join these subshapes? I can't use pathfinder because it ...
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Create three-color gradient like Illustrator color picker

Problem: I am having difficulties figuring out how to create a three-color gradient (white, black and blue) like the one used in Illustrator's color picker (left color box). Example #1 (how it ...
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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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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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How to make that custom shape-soft edge gradient in PhotoShop

I'm just trying to learn some new stuff and found this. How can I make that sort of gradient on a custom shape with those smooth edges? Thanks in advance.
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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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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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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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Does this gradient appear the same color given the specification?

I used two shades of red to run this gradient from one end to another and then black and white. Blend modes were CIELAB under linear RGB and 32-bit floating point precision. Banding occurred when I ...
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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 should artwork be setup for T-shirt printing?

What does it mean to colour separate the artwork for T-Shirt printing? It is normally suggested to use Pantone colours for T-Shirt printing. Is it the Pantone Coated or the Pantone Uncoated? The ...
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Best Way of Depicting Gradient Changes?

I'm trying to re-design a gradient diagram for our transportation services. Rather than depicting the hill gradients in terms of ratio (eg 1:56, 1:57, 1:108, as depicted here), I want to use color on ...
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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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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 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 can I apply a continuous gradient across the front and back covers in InDesign?

I get how to create a gradient across multiple objects, but this doesn't seem to work across pages. I've also tried creating a master spread and applying the gradient across two background objects. ...
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Airbrush Illustrator Effect

I am trying to figure out slowly how the following artwork is produced. Would you guys have any clue? It looks like the base work is a photograph, but has a lot of similarities with these faded, ...
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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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How to bend a gradient with Illustrator

References I use a lot of references. Check out these padlocks. See how the shackle's like a gradient that follows a path and bends around a corner? That's what I'm trying to do. Here's a quick ...
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How to apply a continuous gradient to a shape with text

I'm trying to apply a left-to-right gradient to a simple image to an image such as the one below: I've learned how to apply the gradient to text, but I don't know how to extend it to the bullseye ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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