Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with gradient fills, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
In addition to the basic painting tools that we have available to us, and the ability to…fill in with solid colors, we also have the ability to fill objects and selections in…with gradient colors as well.…If you are not familiar with what a gradient is, it's basically a color swatch that fades from…one color to another.…So, say, fade from black to white, or from red to green, or from yellow to blue.…So it's a really interesting way of filling things up, and it can create some really cool effects as well.…I am going to start off by creating a brand new document here by going to File > New, and once…I do that, I'm going to switch to the gradient tool.…
The gradient tool is located right in the Tools panel.…You can get it by pressing the letter L on your keyboard, or by clicking on in the Tools…panel, and I am just going to create a basic gradient here by coming up to the top, and…clicking and dragging down.…When you click and drag down, wherever you start the gradient, that's where the beginning…
- What is GIMP?
- Performing nondestructive edits with layers
- Exploring blend modes
- Adjusting transparency
- Making selections
- Creating layer masks
- Adjusting color and contrast with Curves, Levels, and other auto adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Using patterns and gradients in your images
- Fixing image flaws
- Enhancing photos with filters
- Automating your workflow
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 09/04/2014. What changed?
A: We added a movie that explains why you can't achieve some of the effects shown in these tutorials in the Windows version of GIMP. This is due to the fact some plugins have been removed since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Q: I don't have access to some of the tools and can't create some of effects shown in this course. What's wrong?
A: Unfortunately, some plugins have been removed from the Windows version of GIMP since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Layers
3. Creating Selections and Masks
4. Manipulating Images
5. Working with Paths
6. Working with Text
7. Using the Paint Tools
8. Fixing Image Flaws
9. Exploring the Filters
10. Automating Tasks
Using the batch processor5m 15s
11. Printing and Saving Images
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