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wim roegels
create gradient along path.
on Aug 6, 2012 at 4:13:51 pm


there are a couple of tutorials around, but unfortunatly I still have not found the right answer.

AIM: I want to draw a mask and have a stroke for this mask, but with a gradient along (start black, end white) to use this gradient for a wipe later on.

Can someone give me hint how to achive that? Do I have to buy a plugin?

Thanks in advance.

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Vishesh Arora
Re: create gradient along path.
on Aug 6, 2012 at 7:24:59 pm

Mr. Roegels, after trying some method I found the solution for you. Follow the steps below:
1. Draw your mask.
2. Apply Stroke effect.
3. In Effects Control window, Go to Paint Style and choose 'Reveal Original' or "On Transparent'.
4. Now apply Ramp Effect from Generate menu.
5. This will give you a mask with gradient.

Hope this may solve your problem :)

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: create gradient along path.
on Aug 7, 2012 at 7:32:22 am

Use a Shape Layer coupled with Gradient Stroke Shape Operator. Gradient Stroke allows for more than 2-colored gradients and a wee bit more precision with the start/end of the gradient. There is also the additional benefit that Shape Layers are vector imagery which can then be scaled as and when required, without impinging on pixelation issues. You may also combine other Shape Operators to create more interesting effects.


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