Radiant Gradient


For added coloured fuzziness, here’s how to achieve them!

Using Photoshop i created some different shaped rainbow coloured gradients and some black and white ones (although I’m forgetting about those as they didn’t work, haha!) and then printed them on to some inkjet acetate (use whichever acetate suits your printer, laser, etc.) I then blu-tacked them to the front of my lens and went out and shot some pictures. using these filters can make focusing on an SLR hard so I suggest you do it before hand then sticking the filter on after, as for me im to lazy and just guessed.

I was a little disappointed when I first got the shots back but after a while they kind of grow on you with there colourful dream like looks, I found the colours show up a lot better on paler colours and it helps to overexpose the shots a little to make up for the filter. I’m sure this tip could be worked on a little to make the shots a bit better but is a good basis to get you going :)

Just don’t forget to bracket your exposure since you’re using these as filters.

written by dogtanian on 2009-09-01 #gear #tutorials #diy #tips #rainbow #filter #tipster #gradient


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  2. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    I think those shots are wonderful!!! wooow! I cant believe you were disappointed at first! great tip! thanks:)

  3. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    I wanted to see the pictures again, so I came back to go through the gallery again. That's how much I love those pictures! 1, 2, 5, 8 are fantastic!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    N°6 is my favourite. Nice tip !

  5. ivoryocean
    ivoryocean ·


  6. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I see really cool possibilities with this tip. Thanks for sharing.

  7. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    it seems to be inconsistent at times, but i love the soft dreamy effect, and the total color blur on a certain area of the photo =)

  8. raissuli
    raissuli ·

    Beautiful shots! Ever tried to mount a cardboard filter ring with those acetates? Works well too! :-)

  9. dogtanian
    dogtanian ·

    wow i wrote this months ago, didn't think it would get posted because it wasn't good enough :D thanks for the comments

  10. lomo_bernis
    lomo_bernis ·

    yeah!! the shots are very good... like a dream!!!nice tip ;)

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