Tip #999: Change the Direction of a Gradient

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Tip #999: Change the Direction of a Gradient

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

The Inspector controls colors, the onscreen tool controls direction.

Control-click an element in the Viewer to edit a gradient.

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I was asked recently how to change the direction of a gradient in Motion. It is easy to do, but not easy to find. Here’s how.

  • Select an element with a gradient in the Layers panel.
  • Control-click the element in the Viewer and choose Edit Gradient. (See screen shot.)
  • Use the on-screen controls to change gradient direction, the distance between the colors and the colors themselves.

It’s easy, once you know how.


Use the Gradient color controls in Inspector > Image > Fill to change the colors in the gradient itself.

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