The gradient feature is available in both the basic and pro versions of SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot) 4. In my video below, I am using release 4.063.
To use the gradient feature:
- Create your shape. You can use either the basic shapes provided with SCAL or any of your own shapes, such as SVG files.
- Select gradient as the fill in the Fill & Stroke panel.
- With the object selected, click the gradient preview icon (1).
- Select linear or radial (2) depending on the type of gradient you want.
- Choose a colour for your gradient. To learn how to do this, watch my video below.
- Move the sliders to adjust the position of colour in the gradient. You can also type in a number.
- Click reverse if you want to change the direction of the gradient.
- Add your settings as a preset if you expect to want to use this gradient again in the future.
Below the fill choice field (3), you can adjust the opacity by dragging the slider to the left or right. Opacity is the density of colour. The lower the opacity, the more transparent your object will be. The higher the opacity, the more opaque your object will be. You can also enter a number to adjust the opacity percentage.
Here is my video that explains the entire process in detail.