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How to create shadow gradient?

Sep 13, 2013, 07:09
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How to create shadow gradient?
I am fairly new to Gimp, at least as far as anything beyond re-sizing and basic stuff goes.

I want to create a shaded area that goes from light to dark (a gradient?), so as to create the effect of a book page (sort of), as in the images on this page: http://demos.kendoui.com/web/fx/pageturn.html

I have done something similar in Paint Shop Pro, a long time ago, but the details escape me. Any help will be appreciated.
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Sep 13, 2013, 07:52 (This post was last modified: Sep 13, 2013 07:54 by Wendy Black.)
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RE: How to create shadow gradient?
Start up GIMP and create a new image 400x400 pixels.
Ctrl+Shift+N to make new layer (transparent)
Press R to select Rectangle Tool. Then select an area 220x300 from position X=90 Y=50
Press B to select Blend Tool.
Change the Foreground color to HTML notation: d4d4d4
Drag on the image from about 280 to 200 and release.
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Filters --> Light and Shadow --> Drop Shadow...
Offset X = 6 Offset Y = 3 Blur = 10
   

For a bend you can use this after Blend and before the Drop Shadow.
* Filters --> Distorts --> Curve Bend...
Push both the upper and lower up in the center.
   

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Sep 13, 2013, 13:28
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RE: How to create shadow gradient?
You guys are awesome!!

Thank you so much. I couldn't have anticipated such wonderful responses.
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