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#1 Red ochre

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

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Gradients galore is now in my plugin pack here:
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The new version is moveable and has more shape options too.
If you have a .dll in the Effects folder called 'Gradientsgaloremoveable' you can delete it.



Firstly I would like to thank BoltBait for his encouragement to use HSV gradients and dithering in this plug-in.
And also for the work he has put into maintaining codelab and its tutorials, without which I wouldn't be able
to write plug-ins at all!

So what's wrong with the built in gradient tool?
Absoloutly nothing! - however, it can be a bit fiddly to line up a perfectly perpendicular gradient over the full length
of the canvas - and plugins have the wonderful ability to 'remember' their last settings too (ideal for repeated tasks).

This plug-in produces a wide variety of gradient effects, with:-

choice of shapes, to act as 'vignette' type filters; ellipse, good old 'squirkle', diamond etc.

choice of direct transition methods; linear,cosine & sinh.

variable dithering (I've left a large range here because I like some of the extreme effects especially if zoom or motion blur is used afterwards). I've found normal smooth dithering is achieved around a value less than 15.

HSV rainbows, clockwise and anti clockwise.

my own BGR spectra, (6 variants). These can give some interesting tertiary colour spectra, (try grey to grey).

an ability to write on objects only, (quick way to do rainbow text).

sliders to set start and end transparency, (useful for 'filter' layers).

swap colours.

use the source image as the primary color,(useful for transparency gradients).

angle slider (rotation around canvas centre).

It works well inside selections and the gradients can be rotated too.

Pictures speak louder than words, so I hope the screen shots help.
Any feed back appreciated - I haven't put this in my pack yet so if anything needs changing please let me know.
Have fun with this and post any interesting creations here - Enjoy!

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#2 Ego Eram Reputo

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:28 PM

This looks like multicolored fun!

As usual, another well developed plugin. Thanks Red Ochre :star:
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#3 silvercaper

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:59 AM

Wow, looks great.

Thank you!

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#4 BoltBait

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:08 AM

Sorry, but I can't approve of this plugin as long as my name is misspelled. :P
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#5 barbieq25

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:30 AM

Looks great Red Ochre! Will have a play when I get a chance. Love colour!! :)
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#6 Red ochre

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

Sorry, but I can't approve of this plugin as long as my name is misspelled. :P


Sorry BoltBait - I didn't realise you where so case-sensitive - and who is Miss Pelled anyway? ;)

Thanks barbieq25, silvercaper and EER

All the best Red', Red Ocher, Red ochre, Red Ogre !
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:46 PM

All the best Red', Red Ocher, Red ochre, Red Ogre !

Trolling now, huh, ogre? :P

Nice plugin! Dithered gradients = good!

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:52 PM

Yet another cool plug-in.I am liking the look of the over dithered texture so I am away to play with it.Cheers Red Ochre and thanks for sharing.Nice One!
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

I think this is the best Gradient plugin currently available. Anyone who uses gradients needs this... The dithering is a time saving feature.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

I think this is the best Gradient plugin currently available. Anyone who uses gradients needs this... The dithering is a time saving feature.


I agree, a great plugin to have, well done Red ochre :star: :star: :star: :star:
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#11 Red ochre

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:53 PM

Many thanks Kirby145 and nitenurse79 - glad you're finding it useful :D, and really good to get positive feedback.
(by the way, I have'nt added it to the plugin pack yet as I may [or may not] add some more gradients [if I can work out the maths!]).
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#12 Red ochre

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

'fainter' P.M'ed me a while back asking for a moveable version of this plugin. I have posted another '.dll' in the first post. I also have some other plans for this so won't be adding it to the pack just yet. Let me know how you get on with this version - it does have a huge U.I - but it fits on my monitor ok!
If you prefer the moveable version you will have to manually delete the fixed version's .dll from the effects folder.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

The moveable version is even better Red ochre. I love the ability to define where the gradient will begin. Well done and thanks for creating a top notch plug in :)
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:58 PM

Hey thanks for that! Looks great.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

Hi Nitenurse' & Barbieq',
Thanks for saying thanks - you both deserve awards for good manners! :trophy: :trophy:

(me - I'm never sure what counts as a reply and what counts as bumping my own threads - so if I over-look any-ones comments, I apologise in advance.)
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Red Ochre, I always liked the way you put your name up there on the plugin. I'd like to see all plugin writers do this so that we can give credit where it is due. I know some others do too, like pyro.

If I stop yapping or typing at least, I can get some more paint time in :)
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#17 Ego Eram Reputo

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

...I'm never sure what counts as a reply and what counts as bumping my own threads..


A reply makes a contribution to the discussion. Like an update, clarification, new information, etc...,

A bump is petulant cry for recognition.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

Pure dead brilliant! Love this moveable version.Cheers Red Ochre. Nice share.
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#19 Red ochre

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:10 PM

Cheers Dug! :D
I liked your entry for the 'senses' Sig comp btw.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:29 AM

Hello Red Ochre,

Love this plugin. :)

Was playing with the movable version and found a bug.
I typed in my name, used Object Align then GG(Movable) with 'use source instead of primary color' clicked and got an after effect shown in posted image.
I was able to recreate several times. :sad:
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