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Fri, May 27, 2011 12:31 AM

Lightroom/Camera Raw: Gradients - which end is up?

Please provide an indication of which direction gradients are facing.

Sometimes its obvious, but sometimes one has to adjust something in the gradient just to determine orientation.

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9 years ago

Rob, please state the software in question in the title, we must manually correct every thread to reflect that, and since you post erm... many of them, it would help us a lot! (I already asked to have the programs icons' in front to avoid having to do that.

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PECourtejoie - If I knew how to contact you via private message, I would send you a message that says: "Please do not say things like: "...since you post erm... many of them..."" on the public forum. In case you haven't noticed, I have become a target for abuse and excessive criticism on these forums. Comments like this open the door for future jabs... - Thanks, Rob.

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9 years ago

Oh - I thought selecting the appropriate "Products & Services" was enough. - Will do.

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9 years ago

Thanks, Rob, it will help us!

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9 years ago

Of course it isn't what you are asking for but you can use the apostrophe key [ ' ] to quickly invert the Graduated Filter and then again to revert it to original.

It will allow you to see orientation without having to tweak the start/stop/position and potentially lose your fine tuning.

I could see this as an option for a triple-thick full effect, double thick middle line and a single thickness (as now) end point or no effect line. That would give you a visual indicator and make it a little more intuitive.

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Rikk - Thanks for the tip, that helps.
PS - I like your idea for a simple visual cue.