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 would I smooth a gradient?

I'm trying to create a small poster of a 2D animation character — irrelevant for this matter — which doesn't exist in a bigger image for manipulation available anywhere, so I captured a frame of said ...
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Gradient “white mark” optical illusion

I have a solid colour background. Diagram 1. Over the top of this is a transparent gradient going left to right. Diagram 2. It is RGB 0,0,0, the left edge is 85% opacity, and the right edge fades off ...
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Fade out / Transparency in Photoshop

I have a quick question regarding Photoshop, as I did not manage to get the same result as in the picture below. https://ro.pinterest.com/pin/466755948863287781/ In the section, at the bottom the ...
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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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Removing part of a stroke and adding a gradient to a stroke in Illustrator CS5

Here's what I have... The top and bottom half are two separate objects each with their own gradient. I would like to remove the curved horizontal line going across the shape, then I would like to ...
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how can I create this gradient in photoshop?

I want to create a radar like the one bellow, where the gradient goes darker and darker clockwise. in the left it is totally transparent, while in the right it goes to 60%. I tried to add linear ...
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Automatically fill a polygon grid with gradient

I would like to fill a polygon grid automatically with a gradient in Illustrator. How can I achieve this? Each polygon shape has a total fill and no gradient within the separate shape.
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Tube Label Gradient Abrupt Cutoff when Printing Help!

We are trying to print some labels on a plastic tube(Using a third party company). We are supplying the artwork. The gradients on the tube sample, when viewed rather closely, are cutting off abruptly....
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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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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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How can I remove an existing Gradient Mesh from an object in Adobe Illustrator?

I just messed up using the Gradient Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator. I want to start a brand new Gradient Mesh on the object I messed up on and don't want to delete the original shape. How can I ...
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Moving a shape with a gradient overlay means the color of the shape changes (moving across the overlay)

I have quite a simple problem but after much searching I can find how to do it. Basically, I have a folder of shapes and a Gradient Overlay applied to the folder to apply to all shapes. This looks ...
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How can I create an abstract sea/wave effect in a free vector package?

I'm looking to create a vector (ideally) illustration with an abstract sea, much like this (not the dolphins or sun): How can I go about this using free tools such as Inkscape?
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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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Edge line between partially transparent shapes in Illustrator

I need to create a series of shapes that have a gradient applied to only part of the shape (many of these shapes wrap around, so I can’t just put the gradient on part of it). To do this, I’ve cut the ...
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Adding transparency to a gradient on a stroke in After Effects

I'm in the process of creating a loader animation using After Effects. Is there a way I can add a level of transparency to the tail? All the gradient effects I've tried using don't seem to allow you ...
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Gradient not printing correctly in InDesign

I'm creating a flyer in InDesign CS5. I have an object at the top with a gradient fill and text over the object. I tried to do a test print of the flyer, and the gradient isn't printing ...
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How can I change the gradient angle inside of a Live Paint object in Illustrator?

I have been infatuated with this artist style of color, drawing and use of subtle textures. http://1212m.tumblr.com/post/49348782338 So I ended up drawing this derpy little thing from Final Fantasy ...
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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 applied ...
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Inkscape; transfer gradient names between documents

For a webinterface i am designing icons in Inkscape. These icons all use the same colorsetting and gradient. Then, when designing the mockups i copy the the icons to a new document using copy + paste. ...
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How can I make a gradient go around a compound path?

I want a gradient to go around a compound path, like so:      not necessarily a hexagon, but any compound path You can notice how the gradient is one continuous gradient ...
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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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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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How to specify the start & end position of a Linear Gradient?

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 I can move a linear gradient as required with help of Gradient Annotator. But I don't see how to specify exact positions. Even more, Gradient Annotator doesn't snaps to ...
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Create grid gradient background

I want to create a gradient background like the background in the image below: I have tried the solution in this post but the result is not satisfying. As it can be seen in this picture, it seems ...
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How can I achieve an iridescent/metallic/holographic effect in raster editors?

I understand this effect can be achieved in 3D rendering programs, but I also believe that it can be achieved through a raster editor like Photoshop. I work in Affinity Photo on iPad, so I’ll need to ...
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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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How to do a freehand gradient

I'm working on a project in which I need to blend a gold color into black, but the part I'm trying to use a gradient on is curved. When I do a gradient, the bottom of this curve that I want to be ...
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How to achieve this scatter effect using Illustrator or photoshop?

I have tried using scatter brushes in Illustrator but it is not exactly the same thing. Please help!
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InDesign Gradients Showing a lot of Gray

Right now, I'm trying to create a radial gradient for a client who uses Pantone 282 and Pantone 5415 (Navy Blue and a sort of Slate Blue). The problem is, I'm getting this ugly-as-sin gray taking up a ...
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Illustrator gradient turns grey when saved as pdf

I'm working on a project where I want to add a gradient over the bottom of a picture so it fades to the background. However, when I save the file to PDF, the gradient gets a grey color, not the black ...
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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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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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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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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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How to blend multiple pre-made swatch gradients into 1 shape in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make these separate rectangles into 1 rectangle with each gradient flowing seamlessly into one another. Right now, the edges are too harsh for me and I want more smoothness. All of these ...
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Re-creating gradient effect in Illustrator

Tried searching for any tutorials online but I couldn't seem to find one. How do I re-create this image color in Illustrator? I tried using gradients but I could not seem to manipulate it to come ...
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How to export a gradient overlay to CSS3 styles (in Photoshop CC)?

I have two buttons in my .psd template. They are with a gradient overlay. Is it possible in Photoshop to export gradients as CSS styles? Please, see a pictures. Buttons with gradient: Info of ...
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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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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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How do I calculate color gradients?

I have a small table of values like this: Food Count Color Pumpkin 345 #DB3236 Cabbage 193 ? Pepper 89 ? Beetroot 96 ? Potato 62 ? Lettuce 35 ? Carrot 26 ...
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How do I recreate this halftone gradient border?

I am having an issue with figuring out how to make the halftone border on this image: Does anyone have any idea how to do this? I'm trying to get it done for screen printing and am on a tight ...
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Illustrator: stop gradient from applying to new objects

I used a linear gradient onto a line and now it applies to every new object I create. How can I stop this?
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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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How to achieve this disappearing effect?

Please look at the below image: As you can see, the right side of the image looks blurry. I've tried to use blurry filter and eraser with 0% hardness but doesn't work :( How can I achieve this ...
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Save for Web & Devices in Illustrator CS5 Causes Artifacts on Large Files

I am saving with these settings: And ending up with weird transparent line artifacts: The ai file does not have this, and the path has nothing near the place where the lines are showing: From what ...
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Converting a gradient with 13 steps to a gradient of 8 steps?

I have the following gradient with 13 steps: This is the output of https://cssgradient.io/ I used to create it: background: rgb(52,17,46); background: linear-gradient(90deg, rgba(52,17,46,1) 0%, ...
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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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Sketch exports Alpha Mask different to a PDF than to a PNG?

I'm using Sketch to make a fade out effect in an image using a gradient alpha mask as described at the bottom of this page. In Sketch it looks like I want it to, and now I want to export it both to a ...
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Remove multi color degradation on jpg image

I have several pictures that I want to fix. The pictures came to me from a scanner and there is no way that job is going to be done again by the person who did it. I know for a fact that all the ...

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