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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10: Maximum Performance by Abhijit Chattaraj, Mark Galer

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Project 4

Gradients & Vignettes

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St. Paul’s Cathedral from Millennium Bridge, London. Mark Galer

One of the top ten most powerful editing tools for Photoshop users, that has been around since the dawn of Photoshop time, is the mighty Gradient tool. This project shows you how you can breathe drama into seemingly lifeless images using some super special tips and techniques, designed to extract the maximum performance from your images.

This project explores how we can use a gradient in an adjustment layer mask to merge the same Raw file processed in two different ways. The project will also utilize a colored gradient applied to two new layers that, ...

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