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Photoshop CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 23. Gradients

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IN THIS CHAPTER

Creating a gradient fill layer  363

Using the Gradient tool  365

Creating and editing gradient presets  366

A gradient is a soft blend between two or more opaque or semitransparent colors. Gradients can be used to enhance the background behind imagery or type or to add color to the “objects” themselves. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to create gradients via the Gradient Editor and apply gradients via a Gradient Fill adjustment layer and the Gradient tool.

Creating a gradient fill layer

A gradient that you apply via a gradient fill layer appears in its own layer, complete ...

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