You should see a live preview of your gradient at the bottom of the panel. (Note that while your gradient will preview as an 85px wide block, it's actually just a 1px strip, so be sure to select "repeat-x" if you are applying as a background image.)
Advanced Tips & Tricks
- The gradient maker is also useful for creating solid blocks of color (for instance, to use as a header background.) Simply select the same START and END color for your gradient.
- Set the START and END gradients close together (such as 80 and 81) to create a striped image.
- To create a "shiny button effect," choose a bright/light START color and a darker END color, and set the stop gradient at a low number, such as 12. (See Sexy Buttons for more information on how to use the Gradient Maker to create button gradients.)