Using Gradients

Corel Painter provides several different types of gradients: linear, radial, circular, and spiral.

Left to light: linear, radial, circular, and spiral gradients.

You can use gradients to

• Fill an image selection, layer, or channel. For more information, see "Layers" on page 43, and "Selections" and "Alpha Channels" in the Help.

• Control a Pop Art Fill effect. (Other effects work best when you use a filled mask.) For more information, see "Applying Pop Art Fill" in the Help.

• Express the gradient in an existing image by mapping gradient colors to image luminance. For more information, see "Using Image Luminance to Create Texture" on page 297.

• Brush with a gradient with one of the computed brushes (using one of the following dab types: line airbrush, projected, or rendered). For more information, see "Dab Types" on page 205.

Although Corel Painter comes with libraries full of gradients, you'll invariably want to create some of your own. You can easily create a gradient between any two colors that you define.

You can also capture gradients from existing images or create your own libraries of gradients. Use the options on the Gradients palette to select and adjust Corel Painter gradients.

Gradients are stored in libraries. You can load alternate libraries of gradients to increase your choices. For more information about working with libraries, refer to "Creating a Library" in the Help.

Corel Painter Gradients Gradients
The Gradient Selector on the Gradients palette.

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