3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2009 4:28 PM by Panos Zygopoulos

    Why is there a "gradient" tool?

    pup500 Level 1

      Using the paint bucket with a "gradient" fill seems to do the exact same thing.

      What's the difference?

       

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        • 1. Re: Why is there a "gradient" tool?
          Interactionhero

          Why do something one way, when you can do it three ways? Seriously though, I imagine it had to do with making the UI more like Photoshop's.

           

          Does seem pointless and confusing though.

          • 2. Re: Why is there a "gradient" tool?
            pup500 Level 1

            WOW... i never thought of it that way... everything would be so much better if there were only MORE ways to do it!

             

            haha... u r funny.

            • 3. Re: Why is there a "gradient" tool?
              Panos Zygopoulos Level 3

              When you draw a vector shape, the properties panel shows all the options of editing it, including the gradient effect (as an option), but with paint bucket tool is not the same.

              A designer that wants to create or edit a gradient effect on a bitmap, needs to use paint bucket tool and that is when it is not clear enough seeing the paint bucket tool and needs to see a gradient tool icon .


              I think that could be the only serious reason for the gradient tool existance, even though in FW gradient tool is a "sub tool", and you can only see the tiny black arrow on paint bucket tool.