The gradient effect, or gradient, is one of the resources used in Photoshop to manipulate images in graphic design projects. Applying it to a layer constitutes information that changes the intensity of filled colors in a predefined direction.
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If you want to insert this effect into an image in Photoshop, you must use the Gradient tool — responsible for the gradual blending between colors. You can choose from predefined fountain fills or create your own effects with the features of:
- Linear gradient: shading from the starting point to the end in a straight line;
- Radial gradient: shading from the starting point to the end in a circle;
- Angled gradient: Shades counterclockwise around the starting point;
- Reflected Gradient: Reflects the same linear gradient on both sides of the starting point;
- Diamond Gradient: Apply shadows from the middle to the outer corners of a diamond pattern.
How to Gradify in Photoshop
After getting to know the gradient tool and the resources available in Photoshop, learn how to use it in your projects from a new layer:
Remember that the intensity of the filling performed by the gradient effect can vary according to the mouse position. If you don’t like the result, just go to Edit > Undo (or press the Ctrl + Z keys) to reverse the task and apply new settings to the image.