Variation 5: Text with gradients
symmetry. This is a variation of the angle gradient with an alternate back-to-back
repeat pattern to give a gradual blend between two alternate colors, hence the term symmetry. Photoshop seems to
support only the angle gradient (conical asymmetric).
In this gradient style, pixels within the angled region radiating from the center of the circle, where the starting
position is, have the same opacity or transparency. The gradient pattern has the appearance of a cone with its tip
at the starting position (beginning color).
The repeat methods do not affect much the appearance of this style of gradient.
To see the conical gradient in action, click on either one of the following eyedropper tool to
choose your gradient color. To choose an arbitrary angle of the gradient, click and drag the needle pin on the wheel
guide to select the gradient angle measured from the 3 o'clock position.
Gimp supports three different methods to repeat a gradient fill: none, sawtooth (abrupt change between alternate
blending colors), and triangle (gradual change between alternate blending colors). This option creates infinite
An optional visual guide can be selected to show the starting and ending angle of the gradient fill pattern.
The gradient fill pattern starts from the center of the circle and ends at the pinhead of the needle.