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Gradient Tutorial
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Published: July 2, 2010
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Made this because I feel it's one of the biggest steps that a lot of artists seem to miss. Hopefully it's of use to someone!

Obviously if you have other questions that aren't answered in this tutorial, just let me know :)

Edit:
D'oh, thanks for the DD guys :D
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Yookiju's avatar
Yookiju|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good, thank you :)
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BlueDraconicKnight|Hobbyist General Artist
Nice and simple, a good lesseon for just about everyone.
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Uneleja's avatar
I wonder how gradient works in multiple light souces or very luminous set. Can you suggest some atworks as exampels for differents in gradient workings in well lit or dark environment?
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clipping-path-BD|Professional Digital Artist
nice drawing and here detail is wonderful and helpful for all.thanks for sharing ....!!!
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norbyscook|Professional Digital Artist
best help I have got
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pampd|Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! :heart:
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Nocturnaliss's avatar
It's so obvious it makes me wonder how/why I never thought about this, as I've always struggled with understanding the impact of light on artwork. Thank you so much for sharing this :heart: 
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Makaylafashion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew that gradients were useful because I saw them being used in a speed paint I was watching, but I never figured out how to properly use them in my art. This really cleared things up for me!
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MysteriMaan|Hobbyist Filmographer
hole ee crap.
I did not know this.
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simlatte's avatar
Someone had to say it! Gradients are so useful!
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Charlene-Art|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tips!
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reikohattori|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thank you for this! I never thought about painting this way and I think I'm definitely going to give this a try :D
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WingedWilly|Hobbyist Digital Artist
freaky amazing tut thanks :D
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Kjesta|Student General Artist
This is such an important subject! I didn't really know anything about rendering, values, edge control etc until my design class in animation school started. Wow, did that drive it home. We were drilled on "organize your values, keep the gradients moving you around the picture, stack your values within the gradients". Rinse and repeat.

I'm still a long shot from having mastered these skills, but tutorials like these are really good refreshers and clarify so many questions that come up later. Thanks a lot for this, it's a great learning tool! Certainly deserved its DD.
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pamuraidono|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for making this! :)
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Gabpiano|Hobbyist General Artist
this is really handy!! :D
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AguaRush11|Hobbyist General Artist
this is really really smart!
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LFBeta16| General Artist
This helped me with this pic. [link]
Though it's not realistic, nor detailed. ^^;
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acaidia|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I'll be going back to this often c:
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lycanthropeful|Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! I'm constantly wondering how to make this sort of "work." Then I always end up reverting back to flat shading. Thank you for this. :)
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HEYLOOKATREELMFAO|Student Digital Artist
I really needed this. Thank you ; u ;
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ladyofdragons's avatar
Ahhhh, I needed to learn this! Thank you!
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Omikami-Sama|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful and easy to understand. Thanks for this!
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wadifahtook's avatar
Very helpful, and also very well laid out for ease of understanding. Thanks! :)
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