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Charles, Create a new doent. Click on the foreground color selector, and select the desired red. On the background layer, put your first gradient (from red to transparent), from top to bottom. Add a new layer. Make it active. Create a second layer. On top. Click on the foreground color selector, and select the desired blue. On the second layer, put your second gradient (from red to transparent), from bottom to top. You should have what you desire. Tips : click on the layer, then press and hold the SHIFT key, this will ensure you have a perfectly straight gradient. ...

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    Default Re: Can't get gradients to work.

    Charles,

    Create a new doent.

    Click on the foreground color selector, and select the desired red.
    On the background layer, put your first gradient (from red to transparent),
    from top to bottom.

    Add a new layer. Make it active.
    Create a second layer. On top.

    Click on the foreground color selector, and select the desired blue.

    On the second layer, put your second gradient (from red to transparent),
    from bottom to top.

    You should have what you desire.

    Tips : click on the layer, then press and hold the SHIFT key, this will
    ensure you have a perfectly straight gradient.

    Ray


    Ray Guest

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    Charles, here's how I would do it.

    1. Create a new image (File>New) with contents White
    2. Go to the Color Picker in the toolbox, click on the foreground box,
    select red. Click on the background box, select white
    3. Go to the Gradient tool in the toolbox (not the gradient adjustment
    layer!). Select foreground to background and a linear gradient.
    4. Draw with your mouse from the left side of your image to the right side
    of your image and release the mouse; you should get the white to red (or red
    to white) gradient you're seeking.
    5. Go back to the Color picker and change the foreground color to blue
    6. Create a new Layer (Layer>New>New Layer) and set mode to Overlay.
    7. With the new layer selected in the Layers palette, go back to the
    gradient tool, same settings, and draw on the layer from top to bottom.
    You'll get a blue to white layer (that's what will show in layers palette)
    which will then interact with the layer below to give you your magenta.

    I think that will work for you.

    I answered a question re neutral density filter a few minutes ago; please
    see that thread for a possible answer.

    Chuck


    Chuck Snyder Guest

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    Ray, don't you just love how Elements can be used in different ways to
    achieve the same effect??

    :-)

    Chuck


    Chuck Snyder Guest

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    Chuck, that's what is amazing, and that is what makes its strenght! It's
    like it is adaptative to our needs. Some people can never do things the
    easy way (Ray... are you listening?? lol), others will freak at procedure
    more than 3 lines long. Elements serves both types :)

    Ray


    Ray Guest

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    Charles, I think magenta is a blend of red and blue in equal proportions,
    with no green present. If you go into the Color picker and set the
    foreground color to R=255, G=0, B=255, then fill a layer with foreground
    color, you'll have magenta. Just another option....

    Chuck



    Chuck Snyder Guest

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