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Tip #999: Change the Direction of a Gradient
The Inspector controls colors, the onscreen tool controls direction.
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.