21. The Gradient tool


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21. The Gradient tool

(Music playing) Deke's Photoshop? Deke's Photoshop? Top 40! Feature #21 is the Gradient tool. Now I know a lot of you are sitting there, thinking really, the Gradient tool, Deke. The Gradient tool is better than Curves or the Gradient tool is better than Color Range, the Gradient tool is better than the Healing Brush and the answer is no. It's not better than any of those things. It's more essential than those things. Without the Gradient tool, we could not create a soft transition between two layers inside of Photoshop, and that is why it is so essential to getting work done inside this program.

I am looking at a composition that's made up of a bunch of different elements from image vendor Fotolia. Now let's say that we want to take this rays layer here that's covering up the smiley face sun in the background, and we want to mitigate it a little bit. We want to create an opening for the sun to shine through. We can do that using a Radial Gradient layer mask and ...

21. The Gradient tool
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21. The Gradient tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Top 40

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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