The Gradient Tool continued

See-throuuh options

The Transparency check-box in the Options bar allows you to turn off the transparent part of a gradient if it is enabled.

Make it noisy

The Dither check-box enables a dithering or jitter to the gradient, adding a touch of noise, which can help reduce banding effects when printing.

E There are actually three types of gradient.Foreground to Background, Foreground to Transparent,and Custom. Each type is selected from the preset pop-up in the Gradient tool's Option bar.There are usually a number of preset custom gradients available.

E Foreground to Background mode simply uses the current foreground colour as the first point,and the current background colour as the last point and creates a blend between them.

M7 | Foreground to Transparent takes the current foreground colour and blends it to nothing, leaving only transparent pixels. This can be great for blending gradients over images,for example.

P8 I Custom gradients can contain any I I number colours that you specify and are edited in the Gradient Editing panel.They can also incorporate transparency. Here is a custom preset that combines a multicolour gradient with alternating transparency.

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