7 Useful Tips To Help You Create Beautiful Gradients

Gradients are a popular trend in graphic, web, and UI design nowadays, widely used in apps, websites, logos, illustrations, packaging, and more. However, the use of gradient as a design element can be tricky. If overdone, it can look tacky and cheap.

One of the best ways to find inspiration is to observe nature – the sky, sunsets, plants, landscapes, etc. Find the right mood for your gradient and then extract the colors. Also pay attention to the light source, direction, and text legibility.

Saint-Petersburg based UX Designer Dmitriy Bunin has come up with an excellent list of tips and tricks to help you create beautiful, effective gradients. Check them out below.

How to Design Sexy Gradients - Tips & tricks to help you make beautiful gradients

 

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Tip 2 - Create your palette

 

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Tip 3 - Blend chosen colors

 

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Tip 4 - Use radial gradient to add depth to a linear scale

 

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Tip 5 - Use gradient direction that makes sense

 

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Tip 6 - Add noise to make it strike

 

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Tip 7 - Combine gradients with abstract shapes

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