How to use the Gradient Tool in Photoshop

Here is a quick tip on how to use the Gradient tool.

First you need to select your colour from the options on the right

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Once you have chosen the colour you want, you then need to go to the Gradient Tool, you will find this underneath the Eraser Tool

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Then you can choose which Gradient you want by clicking on the section shown below

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Here in the Gradient Editor you can choose one of the Presets or you can create your own.

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Now to add your Gradient you need to drag your mouse in the direction you want and the length you want.

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If you want to learn more about Photoshop and its tools, please see this overview of our training.

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