EximiousSoft Banner Maker

The program is a powerful yet easily software for creating banner ads. Web buttons and headers etc. web graphics. It provides a full set of professional image-editing tools and friendly interface to compose GIF, JPG, PNG images.

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Edit Gradient Colors

Gradient: a gradual progression of colors and shades, usually from one color to another color, or from one shade to another shade of the same color.

When the dialog box for editing gradient colors is opened, the screenshot is following:

The screenshot of dialog box for editing gradeint colors

Preset Colors

To choose a built-in gradient fill, click tabbed controls, and then click the option that you want.

Gradient Stops

Gradient stops consist of a position, a color, and a transparency value. The transparency value applies to the gradient stop, not to the overall fill or stroke. Gradient stops are used to create non-linear gradients. For example, if you want to create a gradient that goes from red to green to blue, you need to add three gradient stops — one for each color.

  • Stop List: The gradient fill is made up of several gradient stops, but you can change only one gradient stop at a time. When you click the gradient stop that you want to edit in the list, the position, color, and transparency options reflect the current settings for that gradient stop.
  • Add: Please click on the position shown in the screenshot above to add a color stop.
  • Delete: When a color stop is selected by clicking, click "Delete" button or drag it away from the edit box to remove it.
  • Stop Position: To set the location for the color and transparency change in the gradient fill or stroke, move the Stop position slider or enter a number in the box below the slider.
  • Color: To choose the color used for the gradient stop, click Color, and then click the color that you want. To change to a color that is not in the theme colors, click More Colors, and then either click the color that you want on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab.
  • Opacity: To specify how much you can see through the shape at the specified Stop position, move the Opacity slider or enter a number in the box next to the slider. You can vary the percentage of opacity from 0 (fully transparency) to 100% (fully opaque, the default setting).

Gradient Options

  • Gradient Mode: To specify the direction to use when drawing the gradient fill, select an option from the list. The mode that you select determines the available direction.
  • Angle: To specify the angle that the gradient fill is rotated within the shape, enter the degree value that you want. This option is available only when you select Linear as the mode.
  • Reverse: To specify whether to reverse the gradient.