Gradient Map

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21 Responses

  1. Jimena Catalina Jimena Catalina

    Using a gradient map at 20% opacity to enrich the color palette

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    about 3 years ago

  2. Julian Burford Julian Burford

    Nice! good tip.

    about 3 years ago

  3. Floris Voorveld Floris Voorveld

    Now this is what Dribbble is all about imo

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    about 3 years ago

  4. Floris Voorveld Floris Voorveld

    and a very nice illustration by the way, the eyes make me think of the movie Coraline

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    about 3 years ago

  5. Jimena Catalina Jimena Catalina

    Yes, "doll eyes", I use them a lot but sometimes they're scary. Love that movie/book. :)

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    about 3 years ago

  6. Andreas Fuchs Andreas Fuchs

    nice idea, never tried a gradient map but i will :)

    about 3 years ago

  7. David Crow David Crow

    I agree with Floris. We should see more stuff like this on here. Looks great.

    about 3 years ago

  8. Jonatan Flores Jonatan Flores

    Really nice illustration. Any way, my favorite is the first version ;)

    about 3 years ago

  9. Patrick Multani Patrick Multani

    great gradient sun light ( :

    about 3 years ago

  10. Rogie King Rogie King

    Fantastic tip, Jimena :)

    about 3 years ago

  11. Seth Nickerson Seth Nickerson

    Great idea, thanks for it. But I agree with Jonatan, I like the colors better without the gradient map.

    about 3 years ago

  12. Rogie King Rogie King

    I like the colors better WITH the gradient map.

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    about 3 years ago

  13. Jimena Catalina Jimena Catalina

    Well, it really doesn't matter if you (or me) like one version or another, it's just a fast way of playing with the color. Maybe you need to change the mood of the illustration once you have to place it in a certain background or you simply you want to add blue to shadows and make the lights warmer, etc. For small changes I find it more useful than illustrator color wheel.

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    about 3 years ago

  14. Connor Gillette Connor Gillette

    Thanks for this tip, I'm going to try this out with some illustrations.

    about 3 years ago

  15. Bouké Bouké

    Gunna' look that up!

    about 3 years ago

  16. Rodrigo Sanchez Rodrigo Sanchez

    Your work and posting process is amazing and very insightful. Thank you for sharing.

    about 3 years ago

  17. As some of you commented you were going to try gradient maps, just some tips:
    - remember to use it with moderation (it can be as bad as too much alcohol)
    - play with the colors and opacity to achieve different effects
    - you can use a mask on the gradient to soften it in specific areas
    - be careful when you use greens on people skin (they get a zombie-look). On the other hand cold colors can be great for landscapes.
    - it can be used to unify color palettes (if you have used more colors than you wanted)
    - you can use it on photographs too (the result can be a little instagram-ish)

    about 3 years ago

  18. Jeremy Brault Jeremy Brault

    I'd also add that using different blending modes such as overlay and soft light can create some great subtle effects too!

    about 3 years ago

  19. Samuel Bowles Samuel Bowles

    Great post Jimena, thanks for sharing!

    about 3 years ago

  20. Kasey Mahoney Kasey Mahoney

    Rad you know, I must try this... tonight! Good advice

    about 2 years ago

  21. Ivan Afandi Ivan Afandi

    that was something.. cooll..

    over 1 year ago

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