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By David Blatner | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Building Bolder, Richer Gradients

Creating bolder, richer gradients

Gradients are a great way to spice up your type. But there are other techniques you can use to build bolder, richer gradients, and avoid the muddled grays that can occur in the middle of black-to-color transitions.

By James Fritz | Friday, January 3, 2014

Create a headlight from scratch in Photoshop: Pixel Playground

Create a headlamp from scratch in Photoshop

Explore Pixel Playground at lynda.com.

Over the next few weeks, Bert will be taking us through a series of tutorials showing how he created various details in his digital painting of a red truck. This week we’ll look at how to re-create one of the truck’s headlights.

By James Fritz | Friday, December 20, 2013

Construct a metal grill in Photoshop: Pixel Playground

Create a metal grill in Photoshop

Explore the Pixel Playground at lynda.com.

This week Bert shows us how to create a metal grill from scratch. At first glance you may think he used Adobe Illustrator for this episode of Pixel Playground, but in reality this repeating effect is created completely within Photoshop. Bert starts out by creating some patterns for the repeating holes, plus a special pattern for adding some depth. Next, he creates a linear gradient that helps create the illusion of metal. Finally, he lines up all of the layers and patterns to complete this impressive illustration of a metal grill.

By Crystal McCullough | Monday, November 23, 2009

Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #21 – The Gradient Tool

Every photo manipulation application offers a gradient tool, but Photoshop’s is special. Not only can you paint a soft transition from black to white, you can also soften the transition from one image to another. The gradient tool fades, swipes, and more. This week, Deke takes us through the many shades of the gradient tool and shows how to best use it for smooth results.

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