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So many gradient types, but no “reflected” option?


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I can’t seem to find the option to create a “reflected” gradient in Affinity Designer. The only available gradient types in Affinity Designer are

  • Solid
  • Linear
  • Elliptical
  • Radial
  • Conical
  • Bitmap

I really hope having to manually create a reflected gradient isn’t the only workaround!

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Hi,

 

currently not available as standard functionality. You would need to use workarounds to manually create this effect.

  • create rectangular shape of half the size
  • Duplicate linked (Photo) or create symbol (Designer)
  • Rotate copy and align at intended starting point of gradient
  • create gradient in one rectangle
  • nest both rectangles to original shape
  • to avoid a visible seam at the starting node, the rectangle should overlap by 1-2 px. Use move tool / transform panel after resizing to ensure the overlap  stays >= 1px.

 

reflected gradient.afphoto reflected gradient.afdesign

Mac mini M1 A2348

LG34WK950U-W, calibrated to DCI-P3 with LG Calibration Studio / Spider 5

iPad Air Gen 5 (2022) A2589

Special interest into procedural texture filter, edit alpha channel, RGB/16 and RGB/32 color formats, stacking, finding root causes for misbehaving files, finding creative solutions for unsolvable tasks, finding bugs in Apps.

 

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Maybe i miss something ?
Why not set another Controlpoint in the Gradient ?

Or for more accurate Color Gradients.
Select the Filltool and open Gradient Options in the Contex Toolbar.
Select a Controlpoint and play with "Position" and "Midpoint"
and Insert, Copy and Delete.

 

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1 hour ago, 2ddpainter said:

Maybe i miss something ?

if you create more complex gradients, it will become tiresome to perfectly mirror a gradient of e.g. 10 points. For simple gradients, it is overkill.

Mac mini M1 A2348

LG34WK950U-W, calibrated to DCI-P3 with LG Calibration Studio / Spider 5

iPad Air Gen 5 (2022) A2589

Special interest into procedural texture filter, edit alpha channel, RGB/16 and RGB/32 color formats, stacking, finding root causes for misbehaving files, finding creative solutions for unsolvable tasks, finding bugs in Apps.

 

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