Make Windows using Gradient Tool in Photoshop
● Windows are always difficult to make look realistic.
● Here's an easy way to make a cool effect.
✓ Opacity ✓ Gradient Tool ✓ Gradients✓ Pen Tool ✓ Bézier Curves
• This is the 1st tutorial in the Drive Me Wild project and is part of a series:
✓ The Pen Tool Tutorial #1 - Straight Lines ✓ Pen Tool Tutorial #2 - Curved Lines✓ Pen Tool Tutorial #3 - Windows Lines
Other People's Work:
Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Project in Photoshop ~
✗ Open YOUR PROJECT in Photoshop …
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
Step #2: Make a New Layer~
✗ Make a new layer, call it window or whatever …
✗ … and set your colors gray and white.
Step #3: Select the Window ~
✗ With the Pen Tool, trace around the window.
Step #4: Make Selection ~
✗ Right-Click and choose Make Selection and then select New Selection …
✗ … and now your shape is selected.
Step #5: Gradient Tool ~
✗ Select the Gradient Tool which is behind the Paint Bucket …
✗ … select Linear Gradient on the menu bar …
✗ … click the Gradient Picker …
✗ … select the Gray and White Gradient
Step #6: Drag the Gradient ~
✗ With the Gradient Tool, drag across the screen.
Step #7: Lower the Opacity ~
✗ On the window layer, lower the Opacity (if necessary) to make it semi-transparent.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save as … and save the image as a .psd file - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.psd
✗ Attach it!
• ALWAYS save your projects like this:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.