On 16 May 2011, at 08:45, Daniele Avitabile wrote:
I am just trying to draw a circle with a properly radial gradient, that is, a circle whose colour is, say, red at the centre and then it fades into black at the borders, following a radial pattern.
When I draw a circle and then apply the “radial gradient” to the fill colour, the red appears at the top-left part of the circle and then fades into black towards the bottom-right part.
Window->Solid Colour->Gradient This brings up the gradient palette
Choose RGB and Choose Radial.
Double click the colour selection square. This brings up the colour palette.
Choose your shade of red.
Chose the oval tool and draw your oval.
I think you will need fill selected.
Choose the gradient tool and put the mouse over your oval. The cursor should change to a cross.
Mouse down in the centre and drag to the edge.
You should get your gradient.
To get different kinds of gradients play with the gradient palette: click on the colour bar, drag things around.