Special Gradient

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  1. virtualTune

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    Hey Guys,
    I got used to working a lot more with Gradients in the past weeks. However I still didn't figure out how to make a Desaturated to colored gradient. If anyone knows how to make a picture look normal on one side and desaturated on the other with a nice gradient, pls tell me!

    Thx in advance

    For example, a radial gradient as described above, would be great for the attached pic! thx
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    - open your image
    - duplicate the layer
    - desaturate the duplicated layer
    - add a layer mask to the duplicated layer
    - select this layer mask
    - add a gradient from white to black to this layer mask

    - Read a good GIMP book ;)

    That's it.
    -skl
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    ... here is it
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    It's not possible to add that kind of gradient. None of the blend modes would do that. What lisa said about using a second layer is the right process. :)
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    thx guys, yeah I got to the same solution, but Its not that bad I was hoping for it to be radial, but ok. Hey David, how do u add a picture as part of your signature?
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    ... just select a radial gradient. It's that easy.

    And, once again, read the GIMP user manual.

    -skl
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    in case lisa is still looking at this:


    This forum IS my manual to everything, even stuff that has nothing to do with gimp (right David?) :D
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    ... yes, I do.

    Hhhm, do you mean, that

    - manuals are for noobs. Nerds use empiric techniques, aka "try 'n' error"?
    - THIS forum is much more informativ than any manual on the planet?
    - you don't own any manual?
    ;)

    -skl ...

    ...ahmm, sorry, HBM
    (human based manual)
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    lol i like this girl! :) It's the second reason. manual is online so essentially i do not own a copy! :p
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    You mean reason three. :p
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    nope I mean reason 2! I was just clarifying why reason three would apply to any body!
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    :D
    ... and what about reason 1? I thought you'd be claiming yourself a nerd? ;)
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    lol i don even know the excact def. of nerd so i never said it or at least meant to say it. but the method is somwhat right! :p
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    DAVID! i think it is your responsiblity as a mod to decide if this comment above is wasting space and/or relevant! :p
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    Why do you think there were all those links?
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