Gradient fill

Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

A gradient fill is a graphical effect that produces a three dimensional color look by blending one color into another. Multiple colors can be used, where one color gradually fades and changes to the other color, such as the gradient blue into white shown below.

Gradient fill example

Gradient images are used in many places, include the background of applications and buttons. Most commonly gradient images are used in web pages in various forms, but desktop applications can also use them as well.

How to Gradient fill in Adobe Photoshop

  1. In Photoshop click the Gradient Tool, as shown in the picture below.
  2. In the top menu, select the gradient style you want to use. By default, the tool uses a left-to-right gradient.
  3. In the picture, drag the mouse in the direction you want the gradient. If you want the gradient to appear only in a section of your picture, select the area with the marquee tool first.

Adobe Photoshop gradient tool

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