In today’s blog post, I am going to show in this PixTeller Tutorial how to create a gradient background image using PixTeller.
So what is a gradient exactly? A gradient is an effect that computer graphic artists use to create a blended layer of colors that gradually change depending on the direction. Colors can be added in layers and either shapes like straight, diagonal, or radial.
PixTeller Tutorial – How To Create A Gradient Background Image
Step 1: Create From Scratch Your Canvas
In order for you to access these advanced features with creating your own gradient background images and specialty graphics you must have a Diamond account with PixTeller. Let’s start with opening up PixTeller after you enter your PixTeller login information select the tab labeled Create from Scratch.
Once you’ve opened the work area with your blank canvas, on your left side you will see the menu.
Step : Choose The Background Color
On the left side you will see the (BG COLOR) picker you want to click it and choose your primary color for your gradient image. For this tutorial I am going to do a bright pink as I was inspired by my custom made hat that I got at the Big E local state fair.
Step 3 : Using The Gradient Editor
In the Gradient Editor you will notice 3 style options that you can choose from, Solid, Linear and Radial. Also you will notice the yellow circles with the number 1 by default on the left and the number 2 by default on the right upper corners. These numbers can be moved around the gradient editor the way you want it to look, so you can move it horizontally, vertically and in the center of that work space.
PixTeller Gradient Editor – 3 Styles of Gradient
The first style would be the Solid Gradient, this is the standard option and you can move the color picker slider left to right when deciding which color you want to go with for your design. You also have control over the opacity making the colors from regular to almost transparent (see through).
The second style would be Linear Gradient, this option is flexible and you have control to add on multiple color selections and arrange how you want your gradients to appear.
The third style is Radial Gradient, which basically looks like the center of the canvas is glowing from a spotlight effect. I use this effect for some of my YouTube Thumbnail designs when I am putting my own photo and having my background glow around me.
The demo image below show a Linear Gradient, which is what I used in my video explanation.
Step 4 : Adding Additional Colors
Now that we have what we want let’s go and add a third color pin by clicking on the color line and selecting a color from the color picker, I am going with yellow for this demo.
As you can clearly see the image now has the Gradient effect and you will also notice how an orange hue has appeared, this comes from blending the colors but if I want to change the way it looks I can move the numbers around creating a diagonal looking Gradient background as I show you in the video.
PixTeller Tutorial – Final thoughts
Just understand that using PixTeller has never been so easy, I’ve personally used other graphic online tools such as Canva, PhotoShop, and PicMonkey but these tools have one problem I noticed PixTeller solves and that is image definition. Most of my images that I’ve created in those other tools come out blurry and the resolution totally sucks but when I use PixTeller to create a graphic I do notice a sharpness in the quality of the photos.
I highly recommend to get an account with PixTeller and since I’m sponsored by them I have a promo coupon code you can use when you upgrade to the Diamond membership for the full year. To redeem your coupon go to https://pixteller.com/promo/coupon-codes and enter coupon promo code: KZYV3B-TH5MXU-C2TU6R-G6UHMCFN2N
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