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Looks like the top half of the "Diamond Gradient"?
Thanks for the reply. Definitely helpful.
You mean you think someone made a complete one and then cropped the top?
As you'll see in the attached I came pretty close. I just need to extend the bright part
up and out some more. I've tried doing that using the gradient editor to manipulate it
but the changes I make never get applied.
What am I doing wrong? It's like I have no control of the gradient editor.
Unless you are using an Adjustment Layer Gradient, the Gradient Editor creates new gradients, not edit existing ones.
You'll have to drag out a new gradient with the Gradient Tool and position it appropriately.
I does look like the Diamond Gradient, but another possibility would be to set the Gradient to 'Foreground to Transparent' (top left on Options bar) and with Black as your forground colour, you can then build the gradient with multiple applications. That is as opposed to each application of the Gradient tool overwriting the previous one, as happens when set to Foreground to Background.
charles badland wrote:
Unless you are using an Adjustment Layer Gradient
Right idea, slightly wrong terminology. It's actually a Fill Layer on which you can make a gradient, then edit its characteristics.
Once you have such a Fill Layer created, you can edit it by double clicking the gradient icon in the Layers panel, and you can move its position by unchecking "Align with layer" then moving the center by dragging it while the Gradient Fill dialog is still open:
Thanks for pointing out my wrong terminology Noel.
Fill Layer it is!