Gradient Masks

If you look closely at the examples provided with your CODIJY application you may notice that they are covered with gradient lines. 

Gradient masks help recreate natural transitions of multiple tones with a single stroke. They are especially useful when you want to realistically colorize a portrait without adding each tone independently.    

Where to get a gradient?

Composing gradients is challenging. We recommend using templates from the Libraries or capturing matching gradients from similar color examples. Note that both features are available in the Professional version.

Colorizer Pro includes gradient patterns into its Libraries. They are located below colors. You can toggle the library window to the Gradient-only view for the instant access.

You can edit both colors and transitions with the help of Gradient Options. 

How to Draw a gradient Mask

In addition to colors, gradient masks help you reproduce unique patterns of their transitions. 

When you draw a gradient stroke, the gradient is stretched, allowing you to place each tone and transition over an adjacent area. In most cases, you need to draw lines or curves.  

To draw a gradient mask select a gradient, the Gradient pen on the left toolbar and follow the pattern of the grayscale gradient underneath.  

When you complete drawing, press Apply Gradient button In the gradient settings.  

How to Apply Captured gradients

It is best to choose a similar reference image. If the people or objects in both photos look the same, all that remains is to draw a gradient along the same route.