wooho, the announced texture I must say, it's wonderful. But hey, I haven't seen any of your works that would be dark in the middle and become brighter at the corners... I must admit I haven't looked at all of your previous work and also haven't memorize all of them, but since I'm watching you... nothing like that. But anyway, this is just my humble notice *blush* Otherwise I very much like it. Funny, somehow I think it shows my mood right now
but you're right, i do much with a brighter gradient somewhere in the middle, because they are highly usable. better usable than the opposite or no gradient at all.
why? because, if used as a layer, they add some fine depth, which looks kinda natural and dimensional and they dont stand in the way of the enter, where most stock-models have their position, the same with objects. laying something dark over people doesn't look that good or lets them "shine" or frames them or whatever. the same goes for the background-use of textures. the next texture will also have this middle brightness, but mostly, because i was like "i make something like a landscape now", which is always fun for me.