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Photoshop CS4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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23. Gradients

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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 objects. In this chapter, you will learn how to create gradients via the Gradient Editor and apply them 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 with a layer ...

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