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Loggerhead
04-01-2005, 01:39 AM
I am pretty sure this is done in after effects, but I figure it probably can be done in photoshop. How to combine gradients without muddying up the graphic?

http://www.tvnewsonline.net/losangeles/kcbs/kcbs91004-open3.jpghttp://www.tvnewsonline.net/boston/wbz/wbz-2004-open2.jpg

Ian Jones
04-01-2005, 02:02 AM
Do you mean specifically how to combine the blue and orange without blending them? In this case they have just made sure there is black imbetween.

Loggerhead
04-01-2005, 10:15 AM
I suppose I didn't provide a clear enough graphic. The ones I've seen blend the gradients in such a way that they don't get muddy when they run together.


Here is a link to some examples, look at the fullscreen in the middle row, right hand side. The purple field melts into the gold glow without getting all brown and wierd.

http://http://www.tvnewsonline.net/stlouis/kdnl/

wolver1ne
04-01-2005, 04:49 PM
It's matter of blending two layers using masks (easier that way). That way there's no such transition from one color to another, which does happen when using gradients. Instead, there's a simple blending-in occurrence.

davpunk
04-01-2005, 10:06 PM
It probably was done in Photoshop, then brought into After Effects. :P
They are just blending modes for the additive color, as for the rest it is just designed that way using gradients etc...

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