Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video The Photoshop Gradient Editor, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…A core ingredient of just about every background is some type of gradient.…A gradient is a gradual blend between two colors from one point to another, and…there are lots of ways to create gradients inside of the graphic tools you use.…For example, in Photoshop,…you'll find an entire tool dedicated to gradients and when you select it…you'll notice that you could choose from several different presets.…These allow you then to paint by dragging and put in that gradient.…
In this case, it went from purple to orange as I specified in…the gradient preset.…Instead of drawing that though I'll often use an adjustment layer from a solid and…adjustment layer here I could choose things like gradient and it pops it up and…allows me to access the gradient editor.…That's what was done here.…If you double click on that gradient you'll see the gradient editor.…And in this case it's doing a simple transition from one collar to the next.…By clicking on the pop-up list, you can choose from other available gradients.…
And clicking the gear icon here, allows you to load other pre-sets.…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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