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Photoshop CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 22. 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 short but fun chapter, you will learn how to apply gradients via a Gradient fill layer and the Gradient tool, and how to create and modify gradients via the Gradient Editor.

Creating a Gradient fill layer

A gradient that you apply via a Gradient fill layer appears in its own layer, complete with a layer mask that ...

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