Gradient Tool

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The Gradient tool is found in the Tools Panel. Left-Click dragging this tool over the active portion of the canvas will draw out the current gradient. If there is an active selection then, similar to the Fill Tool, the paint action will be confined to the selection’s borders.

Tool Options

Shape:

Linear
This will draw the gradient straight.
Radial
This will draw the gradient from a center, defined by where you start the stroke.
Square
This will draw the gradient from a center in a square shape, defined by where you start the stroke.
Conical
This will wrap the gradient around a center, defined by where you start the stroke.
Conical-symmetric
This will wrap the gradient around a center, defined by where you start the stroke, but will mirror the wrap once.
Shaped
This will shape the gradient depending on the selection or layer.

Repeat:

None
This will extend the gradient into infinity.
Forward
This will repeat the gradient into one direction.
Alternating
This will repeat the gradient, alternating the normal direction and the reversed.
Reverse
Reverses the direction of the gradient.
Antialias threshold
Doesn’t do anything, original function must have gotten lost in a port.