Applying effects using a gradient mask

Now you’ll load the gradient as a selection and fill the selection with a color.

When you load a gradient as a selection and then fill the selection with a color, the opacity of the fill color varies over the length of the gradient. Where the gradient is black, no fill color is present; where the gradient is gray, the fill color is partially visible; and where the gradient is white, the fill color is completely visible.

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In the Channels palette, click the RGB channel to display the full-color preview. Next, you’ll load the Gradient channel as a selection.
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Without deselecting the RGB channel, drag the Gradient channel to the Load Channel As Selection button () at the bottom of the palette to load the ...

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