Photoshop Gradient problem

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Chuck S, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Chuck S

    Chuck S Guest

    I am going to ask this question as best as I can. I am working on a jpg that
    will be a solid color of purple and as the color purple moves across it
    slowly changes to white. No I have used the gradient tool but the problem I
    am have is that it will not change the color as it moves straight across. It
    will change the color in just about any other direction except straight
    across. I know I must be doing something wrong and would like for someone to
    explain to me what I am doing wrong.
     
    Chuck S, Jun 24, 2003
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  2. Chuck S

    Chuck S Guest

    Lets just say that Photoshop should be a great and wonderful tool if you
    have time to take a college course on how to use it. After 2 weeks of
    working on this one bar of color and countless hours and I am a very patient
    man ............... lets just say that a simple job in Photoshop like this
    should not take this kind of effort or time. I will admit that I have never
    had this much trouble with any program in my life. Yes I have read about
    everything that shipped with the program and so far I have gotten no where
    with this one simple action. If there was another program out there that
    worked on this type of action I would have used it long ago. People in this
    group have tried to help but as I can tell by reading the answers you are
    expected to fully understand this program in order to follow the actions
    suggested here. I guess I need to invest much more time and much more money
    in a very good book that will go into further detail than what the
    documentation that comes with this program is willing to do.
    If this post ever finds it's way to a developers desk I think that there
    is a very strong need and desire for a program that can be worked by most
    anyone out there to do jobs that really should not be so hard to get right.
    I am sure after doing the proper studies and putting extra resources into
    learning Photoshop it is a wonderful program. But for us people out there
    that were able to put down the money to buy the program but unwilling to
    double that investment to learn how to work it properly .............. we
    must move on to something else.
    I will also add to the people out there that are thinking how stupid this
    rage is. Well first anger management has worked wonders for me , and my
    education level is at least as high or higher than yours , and now I think I
    will take some blood pressure meds.
    Wish this had worked.
     
    Chuck S, Jun 25, 2003
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  3. Gradient has several options, that can be changed by clicking the little
    icons in the settings bar. Apparently, the option is now set to a
    circular gradient in stead of a linear gradient.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Jun 25, 2003
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  4. Chuck S

    J. A. Mc. Guest

    May also hold the shift key while drawing out the gradient 'line' to
    ensure that it is a true horizontal. (see the manual or F1 for more
    details)
     
    J. A. Mc., Jun 25, 2003
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  5. Chuck S

    Hecate Guest

    Photoshop isn't for the casual user. it'#s aimed at people who are
    graphics professionals and do graphics work all, or most, of the time.
    If you want something easier you'd be much better off with Photoshop
    Elements or a program which has less ability to do things, but holds
    your hand when you're doing it.
     
    Hecate, Jun 26, 2003
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  6. Chuck S

    J. A. Mc. Guest

    Well, for the non-college course users ...

    1.) Open "NEW" - size as desired with WHITE background.
    2.) Select the GRADIENT tool.
    3.) Select the LINEAR GRADIENT OPTIONS in the OPTIONS dialogue box.
    If it's not open (and you should have this one -always- open!) WINDOW
    => SHOW OPTIONS.
    4.) Select NORMAL and Transparency = 100%. DITHER and REVERSE
    unchecked.
    5.) Click to open the EDIT dialogue
    6.) Select NEW - Name as VIOLET,WHITE click OK
    7.) Middle panel, right side, click on the color box and change it to
    WHITE. If need be, select the left side color box to adjust the tone
    of the VIOLET you want. Set the position of the VIOLET for the rate of
    change to WHITE. Save this new gradient if you want to keep it, OTW
    click OK.
    8.) With the GRADIENT tool selected, put the mouse on the LEFT edge
    of your NEW image, press and hold the SHIFT key and the LEFT MOUSE
    BUTTON and draw the mouse to the RIGHT edge. Release both.

    TA DA !!!!!!!!!! Horns blare, Cymbals crash !!!!!!!

    Sorry I don't have an "education level" that's "at least as high or
    higher than yours", so it took much more time to write this college
    level course than to do actually it ...

    .... AND it was the FIRST time I'd tried it! ('nuff said there)

    BTW - the included help file is quite good - read "Creating and
    editing gradient fills". I did - afterwards. <G>
     
    J. A. Mc., Jun 26, 2003
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  7. Chuck S

    Hecate Guest

    LOL! Well, I took a college course, so you mustn't give away all our
    secrets!

    (it was actually a biochemistry degree, but who's counting!)

    ;-)
     
    Hecate, Jun 27, 2003
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  8. Chuck S

    brad Guest

    try holding shift
     
    brad, Jun 28, 2003
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