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Using Gradient in Affinity Photo - Applying same gradient to multiple selection


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Hi,

I have trouble creating same gradient to multiple selections.

Let say I have 2 different selections, I apply the gradient to selection A and adjust the colours in the gradient.

When I want to apply the same gradient to selection B, I have to readjust the the colour again. Did I missed some option?

 

Any better way of doing this? Other than creating multiple similar gradient layers and mask them to the selections.

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Usually the gradient tool should remember (preserve) it's last used settings.

At least when using different selected shapes here ( A and B) a gradient in my case preserves the before made settings. Though for gradients on shapes etc. one can also make a style out of these for reusage via the styles panel then, but it seems that "Edit > Copy style" is somehow actually broken now here under El Capitan.

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Hi Leo,

when you create a gradient with the gradient tool (the pizza slicer on the left), Affinity will automatically add a new swatch under "recent" in the color panel on the right.

You can reuse this swatch on other objects. Just select another object, and the click on the swatch in the color panel.

Unfortunatly affinity does not register the angle of the gradient, it becomes horizontal, so you need to adjust this.

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13 minutes ago, NotMyFault said:

Hi Leo,

when you create a gradient with the gradient tool (the pizza slicer on the left), Affinity will automatically add a new swatch under "recent" in the color panel on the right.

You can reuse this swatch on other objects. Just select another onject, and the clickon the swatch in the color panel.

Unfortunatly affinity does not register the angle of the gradient, it becomes horizontal, so you need to adjust this.

 

I just checked, yes it has a recent swatch, thanks 😀

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18 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

Usually the gradient tool should remember (preserve) it's last used settings.

At least when using different selected shapes here ( A and B) a gradient in my case preserves the before made settings. Though for gradients on shapes etc. one can also make a style out of these for reusage via the styles panel then, but it seems that "Edit > Copy style" is somehow actually broken now here under El Capitan.

It did not keep the colour selection, it always reset back to the black and white gradient, at least when I use it 😅

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16 minutes ago, Leo Leong said:

It did not keep the colour selection, it always reset back to the black and white gradient, at least when I use it 😅

The same thing happens for me on my iMac running macOS Catalina.

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