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Adobe.photoshop - Every.tool.Explained

Adobe.photoshop - Every.tool.Explained

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The Linear gradient is only one of five styles.
We’ll look at the others and see what they offer

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ADOBEPHOTOSHOPTOOLTECHNIQUES– FOCUSGUIDE

Gradients,Fills and Erasing

Turn it around

The invert button in the

Options bar reverses

the direction of the

colours in the gradient.

Quick sample

Use the [Alt] key to

activate the Eye

Dropper.You can then

choose colours for the

gradient from

your image.

Finally,the Diamond style is similar to
the Radial style,except that the edges
form a square rather than a smooth circle.
This can be useful for certain kinds of vignette
effects,for example.

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Next up is the Reflected style.This type
of gradient can be useful,especially for
creating masks and selections.In this case a
Linear gradient is created,but in opposite
directions from where you drag.

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The next style option is the Circular
style.This is not a common one to use,
but can be useful.In this case the gradient is
wrapped around in a circular motion.The line
you drag doesn’t mark the size of the
gradient,but only the direction of the colours.

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At the top of the Gradient tool’s Options
bar next to the preset pop-up are the
Gradient Styles.Linear is the default,but next
to it is the Radial style.Selecting this creates
a radial gradient using the selected preset.
The first point you click is the center of the
gradient,dragging outwards to the edges.

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