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[RESOLVED - Thanks Lee Thorpe] Fill tool (gradient) fills entire screen - not my custom x & y dimensions? (vid & images inside)


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I’m following a photoshop tutorial, but 80% of what I know in Affinity Photo is from following Rikard’s photoshop tutorials on his Nucly youtube  channel, been learning this way for over a year now.  With that out of the way… here’s my issue:

 

His gradient only fills up the x and y axis dimensions of the line he creates (this is what I am trying to accomplish):

 

 

 

My fill tool (gradient) is disrespectful… it takes up the ENTIRE screen, instead of just the x and y dimensions of my line, I’ve also tried linear, radial,.. etc. None of these help:

 

 

 

 

At first I thought this issue of the gradient filling up the entire screen was occurring, due to fill context option, selected on the lower left:

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So I then chose line context and nothing happens when I tap, long press or swipe my apple pencil along the screen to draw out a line, instead I’m greeted by a green line and a green dot. 

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I even tried adding a pixel layer put a marquee rectangle on it, created the gradient within the marquee rectangle, and I’m greeted with a HARD EDGE (and it’s on soft light blend, it only gets worse on screen or overlay):

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Is it possible… to get the gradient to just fill up the x and y dimensions of my line… just like the first video in my thread?

FYI: blend don’t work whether soft light, screen or overlay… does not help, because the gradient is still covering up my entire screen.

 

 

I HOPE this is me lacking know how, instead of an app limitation.

Any help appreciated, thanks. 

 

If needed, file to the project:

Depth Tutorial.afphoto

 

 

 

 

Specs:

  • iPad Pro 12.9 (2020 Model

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My Affinity Photo iPad Creations:

Urban Ninja vs. Drone || Folded Space || 1st Revolt

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Hi Affinity iPad Student,

For this, you need to make both edges of the gradient transparent,, and create a central node on the gradient line and colour it grey, you can add further nodes in the centre to smooth the gradient if it appears too sharp.

Lee

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16 hours ago, LeeThorpe said:

Hi Affinity iPad Student,

For this, you need to make both edges of the gradient transparent,, and create a central node on the gradient line and colour it grey, you can add further nodes in the centre to smooth the gradient if it appears too sharp.

Lee

Thank you @LeeThorpe 

I was confused at first your response, but I figured it out. THANK YOU very much! 

Specs:

  • iPad Pro 12.9 (2020 Model

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My Affinity Photo iPad Creations:

Urban Ninja vs. Drone || Folded Space || 1st Revolt

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