common object example

Summary:

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.


Learn About:

Opacity Gradient Tool GradientsPen 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

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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 …

new layer

… 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

make 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 …

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… 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

.psd

Attach it!


  •   ALWAYS save your projects like this:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

 

  •   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.