The gradient editor allows you to create many complex static gradients.
To switch the editor on by clicking on the red button and select a gradient type and range.
Editing the colour of a gradient
In this example we have created a fade between blue and green.
Select the colour you wish to edit.
Choose your colour from the dropdown box.
Changing the length of a gradient
Here we see an even gradient between blue and green. You may wish for the gradient to be long at the beginning and then short. To achieve this, we can create a gradient step by double clicking on a particular part of the gradient. A point will then appear. You can drag this point along to change the gradient.
Adding a colour to a gradient
You can use the points to add multiple colours to the gradient. For example, we may want the gradient to fade from blue to white, and then from white to green. This can be achieved by selecting the point and changing the colour from the dropdown box.
If you are unhappy with the points added, simply select the point and click the “delete” button.
Remember to click generate before closing the effect manager.