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01-15-2005, 12:18 PM
I am trying to make a "shaker" and I was told I needed to put 2 gradients over the top of the box, a white and transparent one,
at an angle, with a few white stripes of varying widths. I have no clue how to edit gradients.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
01-15-2005, 02:09 PM
Which program are you using? Each program approaches things slightly differently.
01-15-2005, 06:17 PM
LOL I guess I should have mentioned that little tidbit of info! I am using PSP. I have 7,8 and 9.
Thanks for the help!
01-15-2005, 06:58 PM
In PSP9, when you choose the Gradient on the right side where your color choices are, and then you click on the color box a new window will open up and on the left side, below you gradient image you will see an "Edit" button.
Click that and another window will open where you will have control over editing your gradients.
I play with my own, but I have never had to fix one to someone else's suggestions.
Maybe Emma or the others with PSP that know more about editing gradients can help you with the particulars!
I'll fess up that i'm the one who told you to add the gradient for the glare on the shaker...:D
Okay, you need only one gradient. YOu're going to be making one with White as one color and TRANSPARENT as the other color
In the Materials Dialog (double click forground color in the Materials palette to open it)
Click the Gradient Tab
uner the gradient preview, find one in the drop down menu that is close to what you want, something like fading white so it goes from white to transparent.
The easiest thing to do is grab that one and just rotate the angle to 40degrees or so, and turn up the Repeat to around 3 or 4
If you want to make the stripes different widths, you have to edit the gradient. Udner the preview, click the Edit box and you can add more white stops, some wider than others, and add more trasparency stops on the lower bar
Make a selection on the layout, and click the Flood Fill Tool in it to fill with the gradient on a new layer. lower the opacity as needed to get a subtle glare
i also cover using gradients and editing them in my PSP class that will be starting Feb 1, if you're interested. If covers a lot more, of course, but it will show these types of tools to make following tutorials easier, and creating your own stuff easier
Holler back as you work through these instructions if you need more help in progress
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