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How to create a rainbow in Photoshop tutorial

Learn how to create a quick rainbow in Photoshop CC 2017 2015 etc, a very quick colorful rainbow for any image

Create rainbow in Photoshop

create rainbow in Photoshop how to
  1. Open document or Photoshop new document for the creation of the rainbow

  2. Select gradient tool in Photoshop toolbar

  3. Goto the gradient presets picker and click and select the "transparent rainbow" (reset the gradients if this is not available via the right side menu)

  4. Move the opacity and color stops on the right away from their 100% position and shift the other stops so the colors are still equally spaced for the rainbow

  5. Click the radial gradient type (adjacent to the gradient presets picker) - perfect for rainbow creation

  6. Click the reverse box (the rainbow gradient is actually the reverse of a normal gradient)

  7. Layer menu and new layer

  8. Draw the rainbow gradient filling the entire document

  9. Shift created rainbow layer to required position

  10. Filter menu and blurs and gaussian blur (set value as required)

  11. Set opacity to 50% for the rainbow layer via layers panel (blending to overlay perhaps)

  12. Layer menu and layer mask and reveal all

  13. Select the layer mask icon (adjacent to layer thumbnail in layers panel)

  14. Set foreground color to black

  15. Select the rectangle tool

  16. Draw a black rectangle in the layer mask cutting off the bottom half of the rainbow

You now have a rainbow design that you can save to the CC libray and re-use in your projects

Gradients to buy

1. Selection of gradients for use in Photoshop and elements

 

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Updated: September 2017