How do I lay a color (like red) over a picture? I used to know, but am at a lost now...

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As noted I'd like to place a solid color over an image, where you make out the image, but it turns it a solid color.  Does that make sense?  We're using it for a trade show banner where the image will be at the bottom of the wall.  The rest of the wall will gradually increase to a solid red at the top, where we'll put items over that solid color...
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Rick Grunwald

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Pick a square shape and make sure the FILL is the color you want. THen drop the opacity until you get the effect you wanty
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To add to Rick's comment I would also have No outline.

That will help to set the opacity evenly.

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Depending what you are looking for you could also play with the Color Replacement Tool.

Use the selection Tool and drag out a square selection over the image then use the Color Replacement Effect and the experiment.


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It looks like your after a Gradient Overlay?
Unfortunately,  SnagIt doesn't have a gradient tool of any kind.

Here's something you could try. Do a web search for { Free png red gradients }

Find one you like. Download it and import it into SnagIt.
Copy and paste it over your image or drag it from the tray over your image. Size and position to taste.
 

If it's to red or not quite what your after you could try applying a "Hue" adjustment to the gradient and see it it suits your needs better.


 

Or make it Pop a bit, place 2 gradients over the image. Staggered in height. To make the top darker. With the second image  primarily at the top. Just stagger the faded end of the gradient so it blends well.

Regards,Joe
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All good tips depending on how far you want to go with it. At this point we are getting into photo editing which goes beyond the scope of the Snagit editor although  you can get some good results
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It really shouldn't be beyond the  scope of SnagIt though, not the way I see it.

Gradient fills for shapes as a feature have been requested for at least 5 years. And rejected by TechSmith.
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/snagit_gradient_fills_for_shapes_needed_please
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First they need to fix all the broken and crippled issues in the editor
THEN ... do you really WANT the editor to do all kinds of Photoshop and Illustrator tricks? Or are they better left to the program that handles it?
I know, we have all been here before but is not the editor best left to editing screen captures? If you NEED text on a curve, gradients, recoloring ... port it to the Photo or design program of your choice.
I see what has been done to Snagit since v12 and I am so afraid that if they keep adding stuff in, nothing will work right in what would be a big bloated mess .. that did not work well.
However your work around with the 2 colored layers seems to work.
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I hear what your saying, but gradient fills is far from complex. I'm not talking about gradients as complex as Photoshop or Affinity Photo. Just one color to another, or one color to transparency.
I don't think this fits into TechSmith's vision of the future. It didn't fit into the past either. So you have nothing to concern yourself with.
Odds are, like most features.This ones not coming now, or ever.