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DOODLESKULL

Affinity Designer Gradient Tool = WTF?

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Dear people,

 

How do I use the linear gradient tool, if I want to fill a shape from top to bottom? The gradient only goes from side to side and I can't adjust the settings so that it goes from top to bottom. 

 

Danke.

 

 

 

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Hi doodleskull,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Select the shape, select the Fill Tool then drag from top to bottom over the shape on canvas to set the direction. Press and hold ⇧ (shift) to constrain the direction to horizontal/vertical and diagonal axis (45º). If you need to adjust the direction or position of the gradient nodes use the node gradient handles on canvas.

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