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creating a gradient

Apr 17, 2011, 02:29
Post: #1
creating a gradient
I do get the job done but the way I'm doing it seems clumsy and I'm wondering if there is a shorter way.

First I pick out a foreground color, then a bg color. Now there is already a nice gradient in the blend box below the toolbox. Is there any way I can just save that? It's all I really need but in a larger size. I could just take a screen shot of it and then edit that with Gimp, but it seems like there must be a way of doing that within gimp.

Just can't find it.
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Apr 17, 2011, 10:36
Post: #2
RE: creating a gradient
Actually Gimp gradients can be a lot more complex that just one color at each end. To start the gradient editor, click on the gradient as displayed in the tool box (in the display with current brush/pattern/gradient). This opens the gradient selection dialog, and at the bottom you have an icon to create a new gradient, and another one to copy an existing one.

Basically you define segment with a color at each end, and a slider gives you some control over the linearity of the transition. To get more control you split the segments.

The gradient is automatically saved in your gradients directory.

Gradients are very powerful beasts. For instance the whole 3D effect in this signature is a blue to light blue to dark blue gradient applied vertically (and likewise was for the red frame):

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Apr 24, 2011, 10:35
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RE: creating a gradient
   
   
these are both awesome gradients in the background! first one is spiral(cw) the second one is, I dont know that one actually Big Grin
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