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.
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