How to use gradient fill layers in Photoshop tutorial

How to use fill gradient layers in Photoshop. Gradient fill layers are a powerful layer feature for use in Photoshop CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 etc. The gradient layers is a layer in Photoshop that can be manipulated via the layers panel.

Gradient fill layers in Photoshop

how to use fill gradient layers in Photoshop how to use tutorial
  1. New document

  2. Layer menu

  3. New fill layer

  4. Gradient

  5. Give the gradient fill layer a name and click OK

  6. Select a gradient for the fill layer content

  7. Set style such as linear

  8. Angle

  9. Scale

  10. OK

Now you have you fill layer with the gradient content in Photoshop, the layer can in many ways be treated like a normal layer (though you cannot apply effects etc to them unless rasterized or flattened). You can create multiple fill layers with different gradients and combine them to create all kinds of amazing designs with the gradient fill content. You can also mask them and combine them with underlying images etc


If you want to re-edit the fill layer gradient such as change the origin or change the gradient, double click the gradient thumbnail in the layers panel


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