Learn how to create " @linear gradients" with @figma

January 23, 2023

January 23, 2023

New Tutorial! ✨

Learn how to create "@linear gradients" with @figma in just a few easy steps.

Let's get started 👇

Step 1

Create a new artboard and make sure to apply a dark fill to it

Step 2

Add a rectangle to your artboard and add a solid fill

Step 3 

Change the fill type to angular and pick a color you want to use for your 'light'. Make sure to add some additional steps to your gradient to make sure the color fades out nicely ✨ 

It should look something like this 👇

Step 4 

Duplicate your rectangle and mirror it so it looks like the example below. Now we're getting somewhere! 🤩

Step 5

To make sure our gradient fades out nicely, add a rectangle on the bottom part of your gradient and:

- Set the fill to black (1% opacity)

- Apply background blur (Increase till the fade looks smooth)

Step 6 

Almost there... To get rid of that hard line in the middle, make sure to apply layer blur to the rectangle you just added. 

Your result should look something like this 👇

Step 7

To polish this a bit more, add an oval on top of your layers and use the color picker to select a saturated part of your gradient

Step 8 

Apply a lot of blur to the oval for some extra glow ✨ 

Advanced tip: Try giving this oval a different color than your gradient for surprising results! You can also play around with blending modes for different results.

Bonus step

Now that you have the basics, you can start experimenting with different widths, adding more layers on top to change the color and more ✨

Stuck or need some help? Find the @figma file here:

Are you trying out this technique? I would love to see the result!  Drop them below & tag me in your creation 🤩

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