To select a gradient

1 Choose Window menu > Library Palettes > Show Gradients to display the Gradients palette.

If the Gradients palette is not expanded, click the palette arrow.

2 Click the Gradient Selector, and choose a gradient.

3 Click one of the gradient types on the right of the palette: Linear Gradient, Radial Gradient, Spiral Gradient, or Circular Gradient.

The Gradient Preview Window shows how current settings affect a selected gradient.

To change gradient order

1 Choose Window menu > Library Palettes > Show Gradients to display the Gradients palette.

2 Click one of the gradient order buttons at the bottom of the palette to determine how the gradient behaves:

• Left to Right Gradient

• Mirrored Right to Left Gradient

• Double Left to Right Gradient

• Right to Left Gradient

• Mirrored Left to Right Gradient

• Double Right to Left Gradient

The Gradient Order Preview strip (above the gradient orders) shows the selected gradient order.

Examples of gradient orders.

To change a gradient angle

1 Choose Window menu > Library Palettes > Show Gradients to display the Gradients palette.

2 Drag the red ball in the Gradient Angle Ring, or click once anywhere on the ring to change the gradient angle.

A corresponding numeric value appears below the Gradient Preview Window. To change spiral tension

1 Choose Window menu > Library Palettes > Show Gradients to display the Gradients palette.

2 Do one of the following:

• Hold down Command (Mac OS) or Ctrl (Windows) while you drag the red ball in the gradient angle ring. This changes how tightly wound the spiral gradient becomes.

• Click inside the Gradient Preview Window. Corel Painter rotates the gradient for you.

Click anywhere outside the Gradient Preview Window to stop the rotation.

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