How to use gradient fill layers in Photoshop tutorial

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Gradient fill layers in Photoshop

how to use fill gradient layers in Photoshop how to use tutorial
  1. New document for the gradient fill layer content in Photoshop

  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

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Basics : menuAccess them via the menu listed above and create one or more.


Now you have the content, it can be used in many ways such as a normal layer (though you cannot apply effects etc to them using opacity as well as blending modes. You can also mask them and combine them with underlying images etc


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Edit : editIf you want to re-edit the entry such as change the origin or change the preset, double click the preset thumbnail in the layers panel


Use as smart objects : transformYou can also turn them into smart objects and then add smart filters such as twirls as well as adjustments etc. Go to the same menu and down to the smart object category and then convert to smart object


As a smart object, you can always edit the content by double clicking the little smart object icon in the panel.


You can also add transformations to the content so you can distort it or apply perspective or warps (as in the image on the right) etc. The content is still available to edit


Masks : maskSelect the entry in the panel and you will see a little white box beside the colorful content. Select that white box, it is the mask. You can fill it with any such as shapes, brushes, effects such as camera raw and much more.


The mask allows more or less of the background to show through.



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