Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Using the Gradient Tool effectively

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Manalapan NJ. go to college at Muhlenberg in PA. Philosophy major... w00t
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Using the Gradient Tool effectively

    Hey i was watching the tutorial by cabrera where he is painting an alien, and somehow, when he uses the gradient tool, it only applies the color onto the alien and not onto the background area. Yes i am working on a new layer and not on the BG. Is there someway to select everything drawn on a layer leaving out the transparent space behind it? That would be a great help.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,211
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,685 Times in 5,022 Posts
    Check "preserve transparency" in the layers palette.

    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Manalapan NJ. go to college at Muhlenberg in PA. Philosophy major... w00t
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    i had to click the 'lock transparent pixels' above the layer list. is that the same thing, i think its giving me the same effect? thanks
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,211
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,685 Times in 5,022 Posts
    Yup, I was having a momentary flashback to PS 5.5.

    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    110
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Press "CTRL" and then click in palette icon of your layer.
    You will get a selection of what is not transparent.

    Is this what you ment?

    But what has this to do with the gradient tool?
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Similar Threads

  1. using gradient tool to shade?
    By AllyAlbon in forum PHOTOSHOP
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 21st, 2012, 02:21 AM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 4th, 2010, 04:15 PM
  3. Gradient tool
    By spaztastic in forum PAINTER
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 23rd, 2009, 02:28 AM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 13th, 2008, 06:49 AM
  5. Painter 8 gradient tool
    By Nimrod in forum PAINTER
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 27th, 2004, 08:52 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook