The main difference between the initial example and your experiments is that the original does not cover nearly as drastic a change in hue.
Going from golden-yellow to magenta/pink is about a 1/6 turn on the colour wheel. In contrast, your experiments (orange-red to blue-violet, blue-violet to yellow-green, and cyan to blue-violet) are all more than 1/4 ...
Layer masks are located under the channels tab.
Copy the contents of your layer by selecting it then pressing Ctrl+A to select all followed by Ctrl+C to copy.
Select the layer that you want to mask and create a new mask by clicking the "add layer mask" icon at the bottom of the layers panel.
Go to channels tab (at the top of the layers panel), and select ...
In order to get a single gradient to cover multiple objects, you need to use the Gradient Tool.
Select your objects, then with the Gradient Tool, click and drag from where you want the gradient to start, and let go where you want the gradient to end.
This will cause the gradient to cover all selected objects. You can then modify gradient settings using the ...
Noise and dither usually yield quite good results. There's a couple of things that may make “banding” more apparent:
“start” and “stop” colors
gradient size (banding becomes more apparent when “start” and
“stop” points are getting farther from each other—gradient have to be “projected” on more samples with the constant number of available brightness values),...
Since you are asking "why are they perceived differently", here is another (very geeky) thing to consider: the perceived luminescence of an RGB colour. This is hard to apply, so take my answer almost just as trivia : )
The luminescence value of a colour of indicates how "lit up" you perceive it. If the colour would be a light bulb, a colour with low ...
There is another easier (imo) way to do this. Create a new layer mask for the layer you wish to apply the mask to. Click on the mask in the layer panel, then go to image > apply image.
This allows you many options, including adding layers from any open document, controlling opacity, blending modes, channels, etc.
In this case, if you already have your ...
This is the process of taking the artwork and (for the lack of a better term) separating the colors to facilitate the creation of the individual printing plates. To show by example, here's a 3 color job:
Your printer probably won't expect you to create the plates with the trim and registration marks†, but you can certainly help them out by ...
Don't confuse "match" with "harmonise". There's a big difference.
These colours don't match (they aren't the same). They do harmonise. To understand the difference, and my answer (which I promise I will get to!), we have to take a slight detour into what colour is.
One of the most unfortunate things about describing colour is that key terms with technical ...
One way would be to apply a linear gradient on the stroke. Create a circle, and stroke it with a gradient pattern. Make sure the gradient has the stops like in the table and picture below. The gradient might not look as smooth in the transitions, but that's all that comes to mind.
| Color Stop | RGB | ...
You can easily do this with a Gradient (without a gradient appearance). Don't let the term "Gradient" throw you. It's just the name of the tool, it doesn't have to mean a smooth transition between colors.
Just make certain the Location for both gradient stops is set the same.
You can even make this dynamic while keeping text live. So, it moves with the ...
Yes, it's possible to create high quality gradients. There's lots of factors to take into consideration though.
Photoshop doesn't and can't dither on the alpha channel. You're better using solid colours, if possible. Also, try to avoid layer opacity. Create the gradient using the exact colours you need. Edit: Photoshop CC 2014.2 added alpha channel ...
Yes and no.
It's possible to create a gradient mesh in Inkscape, and save it out as an SVG. However the SVG standards used in browsers don't support gradient meshes yet. This might change in the future, but for the present no.
Another method which does work in browsers, is to add several solid objects, blur them, and put them in a clipping mask. This is ...
Gradient Mesh in Illustrator
draw a rectangle
select the Mesh Tool
click one corner of the rectangle
apply corner color
Select the Direct Selection Tool
Click another corner anchor and apply color
repeat for remaining corners
There's no simple, one-click solution for a gradient of that nature.
Shape Layers in Photoshop
For Photoshop, the processes is ...
Here's how I do it (steps correspond to pictures).
Starting shape to shade.
Create copy of shape with color of the shade (or highlight) you want to "speckle" and make sure the layer is above the original shape
Create a mask on this layer (3rd button from the left in layers palette)
Ensure that the mask is still selected and fill this mask with 50% gray
1. Create your gradient
2. Effect → Sketch → Graphic Pen...
Unhappy with the size of the dots?
3. Effect → Document Raster Effects Settings... Resolution
The Sketch effects output is monochrome by nature so you are stuck with a black and white gradient to begin with. You can easily colorize the effect with the use of some blending modes.
If your artwork is made with only strokes or only fills (you could just outline all your strokes if you have fills too), then you can either create a compound path (select all and cmd+8 or Object → Compound Path → Make) and apply a gradient as either stroke or fill:
Or you can group your artwork and add the gradient to the entire group, or simply select an ...
When it comes to gradients I know there are several opinions on this, but in my opinion gradients are best used when they provide depth. A gradient should never take away from a design or distract from the message of the design. In most instances they are being used to mimic a light source in either radial or linear format. Radial provides the best look for ...
Simply use the color picker in an app like Photoshop. Set the dialog to use the H or Hue option and find a starting color. Then to get color of similar value, move the slider up and down the color bar. This will keep saturation and brightness the same, and only change the Hue value. Don't move the circle in the large color pane.
There are also other places ...
If I understand you correctly; you can click on the little arrow in the gradient tab, that represent the colour you want to find:
Or, you could select the gradient object, and click the "create new colour group" at the bottom of the swatch window. This will give you a colour group with all the "main" colours in your gradient:
Add a new fill to the text via the Appearance Panel. Apply the gradient there. And be certain to move the new fill so it is above the "Characters" item in the panel.
Live text can not contain a gradient fill as the primary fill (don't ask me why).
Solved: Very very trivial, I just needed to click on the gradient window and toggle to fill mode, it had switched to stroke.
Also, googled why that happens and apparently if you have transparent gradient on your stroke, the gradient tool won't let you modify the gradient.
One of those things that Adobe takes on and stops developing I think.
Thank you if ...
Start with your gradient smart object set as a clipping mask for your artwork like so:
Open up the Blending Options for your gradient smart object:
Uncheck Blend Clipped Layers as Group:
Reduce the fill on your gradient smart object to 0%:
And that should do it for you
You can do the following.
Create a new transparent layer and choose the "Blend Tool" and in the tool options, set the gradient to "FG to transparent".
Select the color you want to use for the vertical line and draw a gradient from one side of the canvas to the other.
Go to "Filters->Distorts->Polar Coordinates" and the default settings should be fine but ...
One good, quick, highly flexible and non-obvious way of getting effects like the first one would be to create a gradient-like blend object from a few thick-stroke lines (see below), make a new pattern brush from it using the brushes panel, curve a path or paths into the right shape, and apply the brush to the paths. Here's an example:
The original blended ...
In Photoshop, the only way to retrieve gradient color data is to...
A) use a Shape/Vector layer which has a gradient fill.
B) Save a gradient in the Gradient Editor dialog window.
C) Apply the gradient as a Gradient Overlay Layer Style.
D) Use a gradient fill layer via Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient
If you did none of these, then the specific ...