View Full Version : Gradient tool ?
12-04-2002, 09:20 AM
How do I make the tool go from a color to transperacy? Here is the image I was working on. I got it to look ok but was unable to figure out the transparency with the gradient tool. Thanks
12-04-2002, 10:02 AM
make your foreground the color you want...and background white...that'll be #ffffff
12-04-2002, 11:35 AM
Foreground to trasparent is your second gradient option
12-04-2002, 01:36 PM
Also if you open up the gradient editor you can create any kind of gradient you like.
Open it by clicking on the image of the gradient that appears in the options bar.
Then use the bottom set of sliders for colour and the top set for opacity.
But really you won't need that often so keep in mind Phil's advice.
12-04-2002, 01:45 PM
Thanks guys but I'm not sure what you mean by my second option. Where exactly are these options cause I have had difficulties finding it. I have found the editor and have figured out how to add and subtract colors but have yet to find anything that say forground to background or forground to transparency, and etc.
12-04-2002, 03:06 PM
OK so you've found the gradient editor. Good then you're really close.
Instead of clicking directly on the gradient click on the little drop down arrow beside it.
This gives you a little panel with your gradient swatches in it.
The first one (top left) is foreground to background and the second one (just to the right of it) is foreground to transparent.
The foreground to background swatch will change of course, to match the colours you have selected as your foreground and background.
So the foreground to transparent gradient swatch will fade what ever colour you are using as the foreground colour to transparency.
12-04-2002, 06:35 PM
Thanks Wax but I slick on that arrow and I see the swatches but they are named blue, cyan, magneta and so on. I open another gratient file with different swatches and I still don't see it. Sorry. I must be missing something.
12-04-2002, 07:04 PM
It's the one with the checkerboard showing through. See example:
[Edited on 4-12-2002 by cfire]
12-04-2002, 07:14 PM
thanks cfire but I dont have that swatch anywhere. Or at least I haven't seen it. What file name are those swatches under? And is that from PS6? I am using PS7.
Although, I think I may have figured out how to make my own. Maybe.
12-04-2002, 07:45 PM
Its the same for PS7
12-04-2002, 08:05 PM
With the Gradient tool slected you'll see this in the upper left hand corner (minus the yellow arrow & text:lol):
[Edited on 4-12-2002 by cfire]
12-04-2002, 08:13 PM
Hey, thats cheating cfire! I didn't use any arrows. :P :lol
12-05-2002, 02:43 AM
but I think I'll just give up on this one. I don't have those swatches anywhere in my gradient editor or on any of my gradient files. No biggie.
12-05-2002, 02:53 AM
Go to the gradient editor, press the small arrow just to the right of the gradients to bring up the menue and select "reset gradients" and choose default, then the one you want will be the second from the left.
12-05-2002, 05:13 PM
AH-HA! Thank you stellor. That did the trick.
12-06-2002, 03:58 PM
No problem insane, it happens to me a lot.
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