Making A Gradient

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on April 17th 2011
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Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X2 but this will work in any version

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 300 x 300
Grab your paint brush with these settings:
Shape – Square / Size – 100 / Hardness, Density, Thickness & Opacity – 100 / Step – 10 / Rotation – 0
Now set your foreground to a colour you want in your gradient
Set your background to a different colour
Left click on your canvas once to paint your foreground colour
Now right click to paint your background colour
Contiue this process until you have all the colour on your canvas you want in your gradient
This is what I have – Random I know lol

Now click to change your foreground to a gradient
Open the material properties box and clik on Edit

You will now have this box

Now for the fun to start!
Make sure you can see the canvas with your colours on
Click on the 1st little tab, under the gradient line

Decide which colour you are using first, left click on that colour on your canvas
Your 1st tab will now be that colour

Now click on the last tab on your gradient line
Set this to the colour you want last, again just left click on the colour on your canvas

Now you probably don’t have any more tabs on your line 🙁
So just click somewhere along the line to create another tab
Click on the tab so it’s active and set the colour

Add as many tabs as you want
Move the tabs up and down the line till you get a look you want and like
This is what I have

Now the line at the bottom shows what your gradient will look like

You can also play about with the opacity of the gradient
You have 2 tabs on the Transparency line, click on the last tab
Lower the opacity to 90

Click on the 1st tab and lower the opacity to 70

You can add extra tabs and play with the opacity

Like this

Now we need to save our gradient
Click on Save As…
Name your gradient and click OK
You can now close the box

Your gradient will automatically now be loaded

Want to share it?
Of course you do 🙂

Go to My Documents and find your My PSP Files folder
Click on the Gradients Folder
Now find your gradient 🙂
You can now upload to where you want in order to share it
Phew all done 🙂

One last thing………. if you want my random gradient grab it below 🙂
Download Here

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