Reversing Overlay gradients 2 replies

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Pb2Au

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#1 12 years ago

The title is confusing, so I'll try to explain it simply I have two layers Background: a simple grey-white gradient Layer 1: A grid my.php?image=backg26wp.jpg I want the grid to be darker at the top part (where it is white) and fade out to invisible as it gets dark. I used the Overlay style to try to acheive this effect. The result: backg35sp.jpg However, this wound up exactly the opposite of the way I wanted it to be. The grid has more opacity in the dark area, and fades out where it grows white. How do I reverse the gradient without reversing the grid opacity? Something tells me this will be deceptively easy, but I've tried all I can think of...




S3phiroth

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#2 12 years ago

I would use ctrl and click to select the grid and then actually use a gradient on the grid from Black to Transparent. I'm not sure how you would make it fade via blending options.




Trollwarlord2

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#3 12 years ago

What you're trying to achieve breaks the rules of overlay. Overlay detects bright and darker colors. The overlayed layer will fade out on the brighter area's of the below layers and be more visible on the darker area's. I would try what s3ph here suggested.