How can I make colors that merge together in a subtle manner, like pic related?
I am using paint.NET becuase I'm a filthy nigger jew and I won't pay for my softwares.
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I don't know as I've never used it before, interface looks shitty though, so yeah, you'd certainly have better tools. Get Illustrator while you're at it, even better for something like the pic.
Seems as though it's not a single gradient though. probably some gradients with multiple colors layered on top of each other.
Play with several gradients and blending modes. If paint.NET doesn't support those, get photoshop. It has multi-colour gradients, gradient mapping and all other features that will help you with effects like that. Also, illustrator would be a good choice too.
- fill the canvas with color blobs in the approximate positions and hues you want. Vignette-type effects where you tone down the lightness slightly on the edges and then vary hue/saturation more on the inside are usually a safe bet
- apply blur filter with strongest settings until it looks real smooth