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After FX Tutorials : Gradient Border

Here is a simple effect that creates a border using gradients. All you need is to set the foreground color to have a light color and the background color to have a dark color or vice-versa.

For this tutorial, I have white as my foreground color and black as my background color.

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First you will need a pattern to create the selection. I used a rectangular pattern with rounded corners as my pattern for this tutorial.

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Load a selection on the pattern or object then apply a gradient starting from upper right to the lower left (fig. 2).

Gradient: foreground to background
Type : Linear

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Contract the selection by 4 pixels then apply a gradient again but this time start from the lower left to the upper right.

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Contract the selection again by 4 pixels then hit the delete key to erase then inside section.

Download the PSD file for this tutorial.
afterfx09.zip 12 kb

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