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Opacity isn’t always all or nothing. Sometimes you need to change the opacity gradually across the object. You can do it in Photoshop with the layer mask and with opacity mask in Illustrator.
Gradual opacity in Gravit
There is no such a thing as opacity or layer mask in Gravit, I should admit. Instead, we can use an effect, called overlay to control the amount of transparency across the object. I use this trick to create this lonely planet with its satellite.
Start with the 560x315px new document also called “Blog Cover” in Gravit Designer.
Use the Rectangle Tool (R) to create a rectangle with the size of the entire canvas. Fill it with two color radial gradient:
- #514380 at the center
- #2A154D in the side
Create a planet
Grab an ellipse tool and create a circle (hold shift) with d=188px. Move it to the left.
Fill it with a linear two color gradient:
- #555EA8 at the top-right
- #351D48 at the bottom-left
Apply an opacity mask
Now, let’s blend a dark side of the planet with the background using overlay effect. Go to Effect/More/Adjust/Overlay. Turn on “blend” option and set the same direction of the effect’s gradient as on the shape’s gradient itself.
Create a rising star
Create a duplicate of the planet. Draw a new circle with the 142 px diameter, that overlaps with the planet. Move it backward using Ctrl/Cmd+Arrow down. Now it should be between “two planets” on the layer’s panel).
Select both rising star and duplicate of the planet and choose the subtract boolean shape operator from the drop-down menu on the toolbar. If you are new to the shape operators in Gravit, I highly encourage you to read this article.
Now we have only non-intersecting part of the star, that we should clone once using Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+D.
With the clone selected, navigate to the Effect/Blur to apply a blur. Set Radius to around 35px.
Notice how beautifully it cast the light on the lonely planet. I believe, that what the Byron saw writing these lines of verse:
Sun of the sleepness. Melancholy star!..
Ha-ha. Dear friends, I love English literature and learn English by heart and want to write very well. So, if you spot any mistake, please let me know in the comments form below, so I could learn from you. Many thanks.
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