Adjusting gradients

To edit the gradient, you usually manipulate individual control points. However, there are also several commands that adjust the entire gradient. These commands will work on the active curves (color or opacity), or both when they are linked together (see Transparent gradients).

Ultra Fractal adjust Adjusting gradients  

Click Adjust Colors on the Gradient menu to open the Adjust dialog. This dialog allows you to change the color balance, hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast of the entire gradient. For example, by moving the Saturation slider in the HSL tab completely to the left, you can create a grayscale version of the gradient.

Ultra Fractal randomizegradient Adjusting gradients  

Click Randomize on the Gradient menu to randomize the gradient. This fills the gradient with a random number of control points, all with random colors.


Click Randomize Bright or Randomize Misty for a different selection of colors.


Click Randomize Custom to open a dialog with a variety of options for randomizing the gradient. Here, you can randomize for example only the positions of the control points, or choose from specific ranges of values for the colors.

Click Reverse on the Gradient menu to reverse (mirror) the positions of the control points, so the leftmost point will appear on the right, and the rightmost point on the left.

Click Invert on the Gradient menu to invert the colors or opacity values of the control points. This is often useful with the opacity curve, to invert what is transparent and what is opaque.

Next: Opening and saving gradients

See Also
Animating gradients
Editing gradients

Adjusting gradients