Making A Gradient V2

This was originally written by Fiona Pomfrett on July 2nd 2012 and updated for PSP X9 on June 12th 2017
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X9 but any version will do

For earlier versions of PSP, you can try this tutorial {here}

Let’s Start
Set your foreground to any gradient

On the Gradient Line
Click somewhere along the line to add another tab

Do this twice more so you have 5 tabs altogether (don’t worry about positioning them yet)

Click back on the first tab
Put the location to 0%, if it’s not already

Click the User Color box and set this to a color of choice – I used: #1F8081

Click the 2nd tab, set the location to 25%
Click the color box again and set the color to ##6FD0D1

Tab 3, location set to 50%, color set to #DE07A1
Tab 4, location set to 75%, color set to #812FD2
Tab 5, location set to 100%, color set to #581D91

Your gradient line should now look like this

Working now on the Transparency line
Click to add 3 extra tabs, again position doesn’t matter for now
All 5 of these tabs need be set to white #FFFFFF
The only thing that will change is the location and opacity

Along the top, you will see two more tabs, click to add 3 more
Position them in the same places as your lower tabs (0, 25, 50, 75 & 100)

Click on Tab 1 on the Top Line, set the location to 0% and the opacity to 50

Tab 2, location set to 25%, Opacity set to 100
Tab 3, location set to 50%, Opacity set to 50
Tab 4, location set to 75%, Opacity set to 100
Tab 5, location set to 100%, Opacity set to 50

You should now have something like this

Click OK, you will get a warning pop up

Click Yes and rename a name of choice

Click OK
Your foreground should now be set to your gradient
All Done 🙂

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