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Discussion: A Gradient App

Discussion in 'Apps Chat' started by ImageArt, 8 February 2018.

  1. ImageArt

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    I’ve just come across Aurora which is a gradient app to add gradients/vignettes to a photo.

    My question is, has anybody used it? If so what do you think?

    Secondly, is there any point in getting a specialised app like this when in fact these gradients are possibly available in an app like Affinity?
     
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    I would say no.... Unless they are some type of super special gradients?
    Pixlr has gradient filters too.
     
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    For gradients I like an old app (still works with iOS 11) called Juicy, stupid name but I like it because you can set the four corners to different colours if you want so you can have a gradient from both side to side as well as top to bottom.
     
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    That sounds interesting. Hmm, couldn’t find in through Safari or the App Store.
     
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    No, I haven’t heard of Aurora either. I have used Graddiant, which uses four colours to make the gradiant. I have only tinkered with the gradiants on Affinity. Can you use more than one colour there?
     
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    Haven’t really messed with the gradients yet. On my list of things to do. :lol:
     
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    No one has mentioned Affinity, yet. It has a gradient function with multiple color and other options. I haven’t used it for much more than coloring font.
     
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    I have an app called Gradientor whose sole function is to create gradients.
    But did everyone forget that good old Leonardo has always had a gradient function. It’s also useful to make gradient masks for exposure adjustments.
     
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    Is that Aurora - Filters and Effects? There are so many apps with “Aurora” in the name it’s pretty had to find anything.
     
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    Is it affiliated with the Aurora app I have on the desktop?
     
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    Yes I did forget Brian. Thanks for the reminder.:thumbs:
     
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    Leonardo does great Gradient mapping, but that’s not what Aurora does. Aurora does gradient filters. As you might imagine, I turned to iColorama first.

    iColorama does linear and circular gradients. Gradients start with four different color points that you can move around, swapping one for another or bringing two points so close together that they make a sharp line. Linear gradients can be rotated, and the centers of circular gradients cam be moved around. A fifth color point can be added, but that’s the limit. In this screenshot I have one linear Gradient in Normal blend mode with a second in Overlay above it.
    116876FC-B9AD-495F-8F41-F75C77F7BFE7.png

    I added a Leak and texture to get this.

    99A18603-D9FC-497B-B887-0806FCF951C3.jpeg
     
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    Of course you can add it as a filter directly by adding the gradient in Overlay mode.

    F8B4EAD8-BF04-409C-8020-46A9F81F0C23.jpeg
     
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    It makes sense that if you can make your own made-to-order gradients you don't need gradient filters, although, having the gradients pre-made might be handy if you're in a hurry.
     
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    Pre-made gradients may seem to be a good idea, but I would guarantee that most of them are built depending on strict adherence to the rule of thirds.
     
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    Yes, that would be a problem. I often feel like 1/5s is better. Although more so in the 3:2 format.
     
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