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Part 7. Drawing and Painting with Color > Task 10 How to Create Custom Gradient...

Task 10 How to Create Custom Gradients

Building a custom gradient in Photoshop involves defining the number of colors in the gradient and specifying how those colors fade and transition. You can also build transparency into the gradient, which allows the layers below the current layer to show through. Gradients are similar to custom brushes in that you can customize them for each image. Photoshop lets you create and save custom gradients and add them to the preset list for easy access. After you create a gradient, you can use it with any of the gradient shapes selected from the Options bar.

1. Select a Gradient Tool

Select the Gradient tool from the toolbox. In the Options bar, click the gradient swatch to launch the Gradient Editor dialog box.


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