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Chapter 11. Standard Effects in Action > Using the Gradient Wipe

Using the Gradient Wipe

Although its name might lead you to believe that the Gradient Wipe effect resembles a plain-vanilla gradient or a tacky wipe transition, this effect is far more versatile than that.

As a compound effect, Gradient Wipe makes a layer gradually transparent, based on the luminance values of another layer (called a gradient layer). The first areas to become transparent correspond with the darkest areas of the gradient layer; the last areas to become transparent correspond with the brightest areas. Of course, the gradient layer doesn't have to be a simple gradient. You can achieve an infinite variety of transitions by creating custom patterns to use as the effect source.


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