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Chapter 13. Gradients > To change the opacity of gradient colors:

To change the opacity of gradient colors:

1.
Open the Gradient Editor, then click the gradient swatch you want to edit.

2.
Click an opacity stop, located above the gradient bar .



3.
Choose an Opacity percentage (you can enter a percentage or use the slider). Look at the gradient bar to see a preview of the transparency effect.

4.
Do any of the following optional steps:

To add other opacity level stops, click just above the gradient bar, then choose an opacity percentage for each one.

To delete a stop, drag it upward off the bar.

To move a stop, drag it or change its Location percentage.

To adjust the location of the opacity midpoint, drag one of the diamonds above the transparency bar or click a diamond, then change the Location percentage.

5.
Enter a Name, then click New.

6.
Click OK . The exercise on the following page uses semi-transparent gradients on different layers.


Two gradients, on separate layers, were applied to this image. The middle of the gradients fade to a 20% opacity to allow the balloons on an underlying layer to peek through.



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