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#1 brandon.roeder

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:14 PM

I'm trying to make various gradient texts.
But its a major pain to select the text, pick the color, then run gradient.

Any way to make a plugin that does this for you?
Like a box pops up, you enter the text, select the color of the gradient and then move to wherever you need the text.

Just a suggestion.
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#2 ncfan51

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:55 PM

I just do it this way, 'cause it is AA'd.

1. Type black text. :TextTool:
2. Duplicate Layer. :DuplicateLayer:
3. Invert Colors. :InvertColors:
4. Transparent/Linear Gradient. :LinearGradient: :AlphaChannel:

Then play with the colors.

I don't think there is a plugin, but I'm not very active on that board, so maybe someone else can answer.
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#3 brandon.roeder

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 05:07 PM

ah not a bad idea

It was a problem for me b/c like you said, if selecting the text it was all :AntiAliasingOff:

I'll try your tips, but maybe someone can swoop in and make a plugin? lol

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 06:38 PM

Never knew about it that way, but this is what I do:
1. Go to your Magic Wand set tolerance to 60 or 70 percent and set the Flood Mode to global, pick the colors do a regular gradient and feather. Simple and smooth edges.
Here is what it would look like:
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:32 PM

To avoid clear visible :AntiAliasingOff: you can always make the text on a large scale, then simply resize it down.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:35 PM

ncfan51's method is the best, I use it as well.

If you're going for colored text, you should use the Recolor tool on the duplicated layer. That way you get exact results (color-wise).
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