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Creating Backgrounds with the Gradient Tool

Gradients can be exceptionally useful tools when you're trying to suggest depth or shading or to make a smooth blend between two or more colors. Elements comes with a default set of 15 gradients, plus 8 more sets that you can load from the Presets folder. Of course, unless you are amazingly lucky, none of these gradients will do exactly what you need. That's why you may need to create your own, based on one of the existing gradients.

First, let's take a look at the existing gradients for use with the Gradient tool. Unlike the Gradient Map, which exchanges the colors in an image for the colors in the gradient, the Gradient tool fills a layer or a selection with the gradient you choose.


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