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Gradient to Transparent, Not Truly Transparent

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Hi there,

When I use the Linear gradient tool to create a new layer, choosing the first point colour as full opacity , black. The second point I set to 0% opacity.

Logically speaking, this should result in a visual of dense black pixels, gradually 'fading' to transparent, but with Affinity Photo, it introduces gray pixels in the middle of gradient. 

This doesn't make any sense to me, and coming from Photoshop where this worked properly, I find it a bizarre way that its been implemented in AP.

Am I doing something wrong? Please help.

Thanks

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1 hour ago, stevieganim said:

The second point I set to 0% opacity.

And color is?

 


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Hi there.

Your question has helped, I went to choose black as second nodes colour instead of leaving it gray, and then set transparency to 0% and result was what I expected. Thanks!

But all said and done, that still doesn't seem logical to me, because if I set opacity to 0%, and there is no middle node for gray colour, then the black should just fade to 0% transparency...anyway, thanks for your help, at least the workaround is super simple and doesn't require much.

Cheers

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You're welcome.

19 minutes ago, stevieganim said:

that still doesn't seem logical to me

If you read the referenced threads, then there is a way to calculate the gradient. And it certainly has logic.

For example, at 1% Opacity, the color of a point is important, right? When 0.000000001% also that? So why not at 0% :-)

It is possible that PS at 0% sets the color of the second point internally (same as the first), but Affinity solution is more versatile - what if someone needs a gradient exactly like you had.


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I understand, and what you say makes sense actually. Fully agree now, but I would actually give the end user that option. Photoshop allows a selection of various gradient styles which could very well cover all needs, but affinity seems to have put it all into one tool, and doesn't intuitively differentiate or guide different gradient styles, maybe that could be implemented. Even Clip Studio Paint allows for selection of different gradient styles / presets. Just a suggestion.

 

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