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Hour 7. Painting > Creating Gradients

Creating Gradients

Gradients create smooth blends between two distinct colors. One of the most over-used graphic effects since the origination of desktop publishing, gradients have been extensively and poorly used in attempts to mimic the shadings evident in shadows and dimensions in the natural world.

Gradients do have some beneficial uses, however. When used to create subtle shading within a non-realistic element, gradients can produce desirable effects.


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