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 create a gradient shape that blurs on one side?

How do I achieve the effect in the pictures below where the shape is defined on one side and the shape and gradient blur on the other? (I hope i'm even describing it right)
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How to achieve this perfect soft gradient in Illustrator?

This gradient looks subtle instead of a classic gradient bubble. Can you share a tip to recreate it in Illustrator? How to select start/middle/end colors and distances to recreate gradients?
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Illustrator cc: gradient tool — How to take color from the image?

At first I tried the trick with dragging eyedropper, as in Flash 5 (very simple way). Then i tried to use a eyedropper. Update solution I still can not believe that this is the quickest way, I'm sad :...
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Gradient transparency turns to grey

I have a problem with gradient in Illustrator from black 100% to black 0% transparency, the transition between them appears grey
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Is it possible to generate a gradient from color swatches?

I am trying to generate two gradients using color swatches in Adobe Illustrator. It took me a very long time to find out that it's possible to save the colors using "Add Used Colors", and as it can ...
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Adobe Illustrator radial gradient is not smooth in both SVG and other image formats [duplicate]

Adobe Illustrator gradients are not smooth. I have tried to export in high resolution, and applying a blur effect to the gradient, but still it is not working. Did I mess up some setting? There seem ...
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How do I bind gradient to object so that it doesn't change when I move the object?

Typical situation. Make an object in gradient: Move the object: Uninstall Inskcape. My question therefore is, whether I can bind the gradient to the object so that it moves when I move the object,...
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How to create a pixelated gradient outline?

Is there a way to add a pixelated gradient outline around a layer in Photoshop CC 2017? I have tried using a stroke but each gradient layer is about 4 to 5 pixels in width. I need the each outline ...
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How to get a color scale representing reflected light

I got this wonderful image below from the Wikipedia page on Dodecahedrons. It shows a Tetroid rotating slowly. If you look carefully, it is clear that the assumption is that there is a light source ...
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Illustrator CC 2018: How to create the gradient of the beam?

I am trying to create the yellow gradient of the beam. So, far I have unsuccessfully tried it as So, I am thinking whether this can be achieved through gradient or blend.
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Photoshop - Gradient Overlay

I'm having such a fool problem... I'm trying to achieve this effect below by using Phtoshop Gradient tool, left color set to #2b2e35 (100% opacity) and right #fff (0% opacity) and dragging a line from ...
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Add a gradient feather to an image

So I have an image of a map and I want the top & bottom edges of the map to blend out into a gradient blue background. I'm a compositor so am only really familiar with InDesign. I've managed to ...
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How to recreate this gradient in Illustrator?

Need to recreate this gradient in Illustrator. I tried the various gold/metallic gradients, but nothing close to this, and not as random. Is it achiveable in any other software? Any ideas? Thank you.
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Hard color transition gradients

I am trying to reproduce this hard transition of colors with the gradient tool. I had this gradient: And what I need was hard transition between of the colors like here - What is the trick ...
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How to create a simple grayscale image with conical gradient?

I need to create an image in illustrator with the following specific requirements. Is this possible? If so, how? Requirements: 1) The image needs to be in grayscale with a conical gradient such that ...
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Pixellated Gradients when exporting PDF from Illustrator

I designed a business card with some graphics that have gradients, but every time I export a PDF the gradients show up pixellated. I tried setting Print > Advanced > Transparency and Overprint > High ...
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How to create a donut shaded with a gradient

We need to create a donut (=a torus) with a gradient along its length Basically we want to take this rectangle and wrap it around and make it a tube, then connect it end to end to create this torus (...
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How do I feather the edges of a geographic border in Inkscape?

I'm brand new to Inkscape and I'm trying to feather the edges, or create a gradient on the border of a geographic area for a map I'm making. The desired effect looks something like this:
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Exporting an SVG with a gradient clipping mask from Illustrator

I have a group, and I want to fill it with a gradient. This is the desired outcome: I have tried creating a clipping mask in Illustrator and exporting to an SVG but the shape remains black in the ...
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Background gradient style like Netflix hero image on homepage

I am wondering if anyone could provide some advice on how to create a background hero image like Netflix (gradient dark starting from the left side of the image) has on their homepage. What I am ...
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How to recreate typography in Old Bollywood posters?

Can someone help me to create text in Photoshop that is similar to the sort of text that is in this old Bollywood movie's poster. It looks like text in the gap between the arcs of a hyperbola. Also ...
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Is there an online tool to change a color gradient?

I want to change the color gradient in this image from yellow to white or transparent. Is there an online tool that can achieve this in an easy fashion? Which online tool can I just that can achieve ...
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Edge-based smooth color fill in Photoshop

Is it possible in Photoshop to fill with a smooth color, based on the existing edges of the selected area? Mathematically speaking, I'm looking for a partial differential equation filling, with the ...
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How to apply gradient transparency on an object in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have created an object and set it's opacity to 30% however I want the object to get less opacity as it goes down how can I apply gradient opacity?
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Applying Gradient Mesh to complex techical line drawing

I am trying to find out how I can apply gradient meshes to complex vector line drawing I created in illustrator CS6. The line drawing was created by not making closed paths on each shape. I drew it ...
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Illustrator: how to merge multiple gradients

Is it possible to merge multiple gradients into one object? For example: a rectangle with two radial gradients in two corners. How can I implement that?
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Non-linear Gradients

I saw this graphic the other day and wondered, how I'd the gradient done? It looks like a linear gradient but instead of going left to right it starts at the base of the wing and curves up to the ...
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Object showing behind transparent gradient

I want to draw objects that have a transparent radial gradient in the stroke paint option. The problem I have is that I can still see the object behind because of the radial gradient. How make the ...
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Illustrator: Gradient with thicker stop lines

I just want to create a simple gradient from 1 color to another - the only difference is, is that I don't want a smooth gradient. I want a gradient with those fancy thicker than normal stop lines, ...
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Bidirectional gradient in Sketch

I'm trying to create a gradient both in the horizontal and in the vertical direction in Sketch. Layering two gradient fills on top of each other, one horizontal, one vertical doesn't work: the top ...
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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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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 Illustrator?...
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How to create a shadow gradient for a rectangle in PSD like this one?

I would like to create something like this in Photoshop. Any hints? :)
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How to make this gradient with a nois pattern?

I have this gradient on my toolbox and I want to replicate this in Photoshop or Illustrator (or any free software). In photoshop I tried to put a normal black an gradient in front of a green layer ...
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Gradient Brightness

I'm not particularly experienced in graphic design, so maybe there's an easy way to do this that I just haven't noticed, but... I have a layered PNG image in Gimp. It's a complex shape (a photo of a ...
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Creating a rough gradient in GIMP

I want to make a gradient with less unique colors, so I can do shading for messing about with pixel graphics, but as it is, GIMP's default settings create a very smooth gradient, which ironically is ...
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Trying to achieve a specific pattern for a background on illustrator

I am creating a logo for a charity organisation. I did find a particular logo that caught my eye. The following is the style I am trying to achieve. I currently have a shape drawn out (the logo) ...
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How to add gradients to a swatch in Illustrator?

Is it possible to save gradients the same way one saves single colours (via creating a Swatch)?
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At what point do users notice the gradient change in colors?

A clipping mask rectangle that is 50px in height is showing a region of a gradient 5000px rectangle, as seen in the image. I want the user to see the same color, or at least not notice the difference,...
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Can I align a stroke to the inside of a shape with “Apply gradient across stroke”

I am trying to make a gradient going from the edge of a shape to its offset center, to make it look like letters that have been forged or carved in stone, in this style (but with 0° shadows): ...
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Making a gradient from a set of solid-filled shapes

I want to make mesh gradient from an abstract figure. The original figure made by adding an abstract solid figure as a Clipping Mask to a camouflage vector pattern. The resulted figure attached in ...
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Research: Grainy/Noisy Gradient

Below I have posted a poster created by Malwin Béla Hürkey in which a grainy/noisy gradient was used to create 3dimensional shapes. Can someone point me towards a method to create such gradients? ...
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Screen Printing Gradients on Fabric

I'm creating t-shirts with designs printed on them (which have gradient colors). Can screen printing be used for this? Our printer uses a DTG printer, but it's too slow & expensive.
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Which way is better for creating logo in illustrator?

Anyone can advise on the following? I’m not a professional designer, but I’m helping my friend to develop a logo. She would like a gold gradient for the logo instead of a solid color. I have two ...
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Illustrator gradients along (not following) a shape/curve?

How could I add gradients along an object/path (not following the path, but using it as a base, like inner glow) ? Sample:
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How to remove lettering on gradient (Photoshop)

I have an existing image with letters over a gradient. How would you go about removing it and replacing it with new lettering? Is there an easier way than to fill the whole are with a similar gradient?...
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How to make a color gradient mask?

I am wondering if it's somehow possible to create a more or less opposite gradient (maybe with less saturation) for all these Vectors on this background (I'm not ever sure if it's going to look good......
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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: What I've tried: Virtually every solution to be ...
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How to export files with gradient on inkscape

So, I was doing this thing to get used to Inkscape and I did certain things using some gradient: Now the problem is: When I try to export it and open with Windows standard image viewer , I get this: ...

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