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Gradient with three colour points

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Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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How do I create a linear gradient with three hex colour points in Photoshop Elements - one at either end and one in the middle?

 

Also I looked in the user guide and and clicked on Gradients but there wasn't any info displayed. Why is that?

 

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Community Expert , Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

@alisonnnnn your link to the Gradients article works for me.  Here is what it says:

 

You can define your own gradients in the Gradient Editor dialog box. A gradient can include two or more colors, or one or more colors that fade to transparency.

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Gradient Editor dialog box.

A. Color Stop B. Color Midpoint C. Opacity Stop 

To define a gradient, you add a color stop to add a color to the gradient, drag the color stop and the midpoint icon to define the range between two colors, an

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I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the Photoshop Elements forum so that proper help can be offered.

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For info, I wasn't able to post in the Photoshop Elements forum - when I pressed 'Post' nothing happened

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@alisonnnnn your link to the Gradients article works for me.  Here is what it says:

 

You can define your own gradients in the Gradient Editor dialog box. A gradient can include two or more colors, or one or more colors that fade to transparency.

Snap_2023.01.13_9h54m24s_002.png

 

Gradient Editor dialog box.

A. Color Stop B. Color Midpoint C. Opacity Stop 

To define a gradient, you add a color stop to add a color to the gradient, drag the color stop and the midpoint icon to define the range between two colors, and adjust the Opacity stops to specify the transparency that you want in the gradient.

  • From the Draw section in the toolbox, select the Gradient tool.
  • To display the Gradient Editor dialog box, click the Edit button below the gradient sample.
  • In the Preset section of the Gradient Editor dialog box, select a gradient on which to base your new gradient.
  • To choose colors for your gradient, double-click the color stop, or click the Color swatch to display the Color Picker. Choose a color, and click OK.
  • To adjust the color stop location of a color, drag the stop left or right.
  • To add a color to the gradient, click below the gradient bar to define another color stop.
  • To adjust the location of the transition midpoint between colors, drag the diamond below the gradient bar to the left or right.
  • To delete the color stop you are editing, click Delete.
  • To set the color transition’s smoothness, enter a percentage in the Smoothness text box, or drag the slider.
  • If desired, set transparency values for the gradient by dragging the Opacity stops.
  • To save the gradient in the gradient presets, enter a name for the new gradient, and then click Add to preset.
  • Click OK. The newly created gradient is selected and ready to use.

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Jan 14, 2023 Jan 14, 2023

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Thanks very much Greg

I'm wondering why the user guide and forum don't work properly for me. I usually use Safari (Mac) but tried the user guide and forum in Firefox as well. Are there any known bugs?

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@alisonnnnn Sorry, I don't recall anyone else having problems with accessing the User Guide.  Maybe clear the cache from the browser.  Or it may have just been a temporary server problem.

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