reverse radial gradient

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reverse radial gradient

Postby geon » Mon May 26, 2008 9:26 pm

How to reverse default radial gradient, so that zero opacity is in the middle and full color is at the edge?
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Re: reverse radial gradient

Postby heathenx » Tue May 27, 2008 1:38 am

Make your radial gradient first, highlight the object and select the gradient tool to expose the gradient handles, then shift+r to reverse it.
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Re: reverse radial gradient

Postby geon » Tue May 27, 2008 2:08 am

Thank you!
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Re: reverse radial gradient

Postby geon » Mon May 24, 2010 10:08 pm

Is there also an icon/button so I could do this by mouse only? I got some students which prefer mouse ....
I found only very difficult way ...
Thanky you

P.S. I know, its an old thread, but its mine, anyway ;-)
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Re: reverse radial gradient

Postby brynn » Tue May 25, 2010 12:29 am

I also prefer mouse (poor memory, can't remember keyboard shortcuts). But in this case, I haven't found any other method besides Shift + r.

And there are several other things that I've found for which I prefer keyboard shortcuts. EG - moving objects exactly horizontally or vertically using arrow keys. That's for short distances. I think there's another key that you can use with the mouse to restrict movement along x or y. But as you might guess, I don't remember what it is at the moment :roll:
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Re: reverse radial gradient

Postby ~suv » Tue May 25, 2010 4:23 am

brynn wrote:moving objects exactly horizontally or vertically using arrow keys. That's for short distances.
Use Shift + arrow keys to move selection by 10x nudge distance
brynn wrote:I think there's another key that you can use with the mouse to restrict movement along x or y.
Use Ctrl + mouse drag to restrict movement to horizontal or vertical.
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Re: reverse radial gradient

Postby ianp5a » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:26 pm

Sorry to dig this old one up again. Shift-r was not working. Then I found this on launchpadhttps://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/164882:
"> Shift + R doesnt seem to be working
It does work, but only in the Gradient Tool context:
1) select the object with the radial gradient
2) switch to the gradient tool (keyboard shortcut: 'g')
3) select one of the gradient stops of the radial gradient
4) apply 'Shift+R' to reverse the radial gradient
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I had to close the Gradient editor and just have the Gradient "Tool" active for it to work. I didnt need to select one of the stops like in step 3.

Anyway, regarding preferring mouse or keyboard, if you need the command once or twice a year, a clearly marked button directly on the Gradient Editor UI, is much better for discover-ability, making the software easier to use. And put a pop-up tool tip with "shift-r" on the button, and learn-ability will increase too. All basic ergonomic stuff for both keyboard or mouse users.
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