Inline Color/Gradient & Curve Editors

**** New for 2017 ****

Gradients and Curves can now be edited directly in the effect editor pane. No longer do you need to double click and open the gradient or curve editor windows.

Inline Gradient Editor

InlineGradient

  • To add a color node, simply click in the empty space just below the gradient image.
  • To delete a node, hold the alt key and click on the node you want to delete.
  • To change the color of a node, double click on the node.
  • Nodes can be dragged to change the positon of the blend.
  • Just like in the previous versions, drag and drop still works with these new editors. You can drag colors or gradients from the preset library and drop them onto the gradient in the effect editor. The opposite also works. You can drag the gradient from the effect editor pane to the preset library.
  • To invoke the full (old) gradient editor, simply double click on the gradient control.
  • When a gradient is linked to a library gradient, a link icon will appear over the gradient control and no nodes will be shown.
    LinkedInlineGradient
    You will not be able to edit the linked gradient in the effect editor pane.  Double clicking the gradient control will allow you to link or unlink or edit the library gradient.

Inline Curve Editor

InlineCurve

  • To add a node, hold the control key and click the line where you want to add the node.
  • To delete a node, hold the alt key and click the node you wish to delete.
  • To move a node, simply click and drag any node.
  • To flatten the curve into a horizontal line, hold the shift key and click anywhere in the curve control. Holding shift while dragging will allow you to position that horizontal flat line up and down. This function is intended to replace the functionality of the old simple sliders that have now been replaced with curves.
  • To reverse the curve direction, (flip left to right) hold Control and Shift while clicking  the curve.
  • To invert the curve (flip top to bottom), hold Alt and Shift while clicking the curve.
  • Just like in the previous versions, drag and drop still works with these new editors. You can drag curves from the preset library and drop them onto the curve in the effect editor. The opposite also works. You can drag the curve from the effect editor pane to the preset library.
  • To invoke the full curve editor, simply double click on the black area of the curve control.
  • When a curve is linked to a library curve, the line will be gray and a link icon will appear over the control.
    LinkedInlineCurve
    You will not be able to edit the linked curve in the effect editor pane.  Double clicking the curve control will allow you to link or unlink or edit the library curve.