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Gradients?!?!

Hey, I'm really confused on how you use the gradients. Most of the times that I try to use them, it totally covers up the picture. The best I've ever been able to do is the blue and purple one that I used on my current icon, but that's still heavier than I want. And most of the time when I try to use one it totally covers the pic to where all you see is just the gradient. So I'm wondering if anyone can teach me how to use them, cause I really don't think it's supposed to go like this.

Oh, I guess it would help to tell what program I use. I use Paint Shop Pro 8. Thanks in advance!!!

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sarien
Feb. 6th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Changing the blend mode... (sorry if the image is too large)



Remember to play with the blend mode on the layer you have your gradient on, not your actual image (which is what I did in the first few days I had PSP8 -__-). I can't really recommend specific modes, because it depends on what effect you want. In my current icon, I used a lot of overlay and dodging to get the bright coppery effect. Just try different kinds until you get the effect you want, I guess. Experimenting with blending colors and gradients is fun. ^^;

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