Photoshop Tips & Techniques : Adobe Photoshop Gradient Tool Tips

Uploaded by expertvillage on 13.09.2008

Now I'm going to show you the Gradient tool. If we look at our screen here, you can see
that I have this sunflower that I have roughly cut out of its background. And I want to add
a Gradient background, so I've chosen a couple of blue colors here because this is where
my Gradient's going to pull from. And I come up here and I touch on this and this is my
Gradient tool with the shortcut G. What I'm going to do is I'm going to pull a line here.
And as you can see, I've got my set to set to do a gradient line. Well, let's do a full
gradient background color, so I'll grab that one. Let's go from low to high here like so.
And as you can see the gradient went from the light color to the dark color. And if
we actually do it to the side like this, you'll see it will actually conform to however we
pull it. The starting point's going to be the foreground color, or the background color,
not the foreground color and the ending point's going to be the background color. So you can
just sit here and pull it around however you want to and just choose whichever colors you
want where and you know play around with it and have a lot of fun with it.