What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a gradient in Photoshop, as well as how to load and save preset gradients in Photoshop. A gradient is a gradual blend of two or more colors (or different tints of the same color). Common uses for gradients include adding light/shadow effects, adding volume to objects, and creating reflective surfaces such as metallic materials and gold.
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How to Make Gradients in Photoshop (and More!)