How to Use Gradient Editor in Photoshop [Step-by-Step]


Gradient tool is the most essential tool to make a good looking design. Therefore in this post you will get to know about how to use gradient editor in Photoshop.

Read: How to Create Duo Tone Effect on Photoshop

Photoshop has an inbuilt gradient panel with advanced features for editing and customizing gradients.

Through this article I am going to explain how to create custom series in easy steps.

Gradient Editor in Photoshop

Gradient tool available on the toolbar on the left side of the photoshop. If you can’t find the gradient tool, click the three dots to get the gradient tool option.

After selecting the tool you are able to customize the gradients by the option menu on the top bar.

Double Click on gradient color bar to access gradient editor

Now you can make custom gradients by selecting colors.If not you can get gradients color codes from letroot gradients to make fresh gradients.

In the Gradient editor you can change colours by clicking colour stops.By moving color color stop you can adjust color blending range.

If you want to add more colors, click below the color bar.

How to Make Gradient Background

After making a custom gradient Click on the canvas layer and drag to any direction.

Photoshop allows you to create 5  gradient types.You change the gradient type by selecting on the top menu.

1.linear Gradient

2.Radial Gradient

3.Angle Gradient

4.Reflacted Gradient

5.Diamond Gradient

How to Apply Gradient to the Fonts

1.Add your text on the layer

2.Double click on the text layer to open layer style

3.Select Gradient Overlay style and gradient customize menu will open

4.Select the gradient colors and click OK


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