Popular Post Red ochre Posted May 16, 2012 Popular Post Share Posted May 16, 2012 Gradients Galore MAJOR update: I have added even more new gradient shapes and generally improved the effect. The latest version is in my v10 plugin pack here: Red ochre v10 plugin pack It still works for Pdn 3.5.11. Here are some examples. Enjoy! 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? Absolutly 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! 10 Quote Red ochre Plugin pack.............. Diabolical Drawings ................Real Paintings Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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