How to install and load Photoshop gradients tutorial

How to install Photoshop gradients in CC 2018 2017 2015 2014 CS6 CS5 CS4 etc. How to quickly load them

How to install and load Photoshop gradients

how to load /  install Photoshop gradients tutorial
  1. Select your Photoshop GRD gradients file (s) and copy

  2. Go to the applications or program files folder (mac or pc). Expand the Adobe / Photoshop application folder

  3. Go to the "presets" folder

  4. Paste or place the GRD files into the "gradients" folder to install the gradients into Photoshop

  5. Select the gradient tool in Photoshop toolbar

  6. Start up the application. Go to top of the application and open the presets picker dropdown

  7. Access the GRD file via the right side menu of the presets panel and load the gradients

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The presets can also be placed in the user's section to avoid any issues with admin passwords etc

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop XXX /Presets (for the mac)

users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Adobe Photoshop XXX\Presets etc (for the PC)

installThe XXX etc will vary depending on the version of the application as well as your user account


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You do not need to install them into any particular folder but if you do add them to the standard folder you will then see the names of the presets listed in the presets panel for quick access.


Personally, I generally use the panel and the right side menu and load / replace commands and load the GRD files via that as I have a central location for all my GRD files and I can then load them as I require them instead of having a huge long list of names to scroll through.


You can load them via a number of locations in the applications

1) fill layer command

2) presets manager

3) overlay section in layer styles

4) GRD tool

5) Fill command etc


Once you have load the presets into the panel, you can then see all the individual color effects. You can only select one at a time.


If you purchase our collection set of 32,000 amazing color effects, you can add all the GRD files to the presets folders and when you go to the right side menu of the picker panel, all the file names will be shown.



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