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Part 6. Creating Snazzy Effects > Creating a Gradient Fill

Creating a Gradient Fill

A gradient fill is a blended transition—usually between two colors—within a selected area. In this example, the gradient is applied to the entire background, but it could also be used to fill any object you select, even hollow text.

With the picture in the active image area, choose the Magic Wand tool, or press W.

Click to select the area in the image to which the effect will be applied.

Choose the Gradient tool, or press G.

Click and drag across the area to be filled in the direction you want the color gradation to take. (Press Ctrl+D to release the selection.)


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