Gradients and Patterns in Photoshop
● This tutorial is an introduction to downloading and installing Patterns and using Gradients.
● Remember: Always Be Creative! Try different things!
✓ Downloading Patterns✓ Magic Wand✓ Gradients
• This tutorial is part of the Drag and Drop Project.
Other People's Work:
Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Project in Photoshop ~
✗ Get the Magic Wand Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (w) …
✗ … and select a specific part of your work.
Step #2: Set Your Colors ~
✗ Double-Click your colors …
✗ … and set whatever color you need.
✗ Set the other color too to another color that matches, just change them both …
Step #3: Gradient Tool ~
✗ Select the Gradient Tool which is behind the Paint Bucket …
✗ … select Linear Gradient on the menu bar …
✗ … select the color gradient in the Menu Bar and choose your colors.
Step #4: Drag the Gradient Tool Across the Selection ~
✗ Drag the cursor across the selected area.
✗ Use this technique on other areas of your work.
Step #5: Patterns ~
✗ Again, select an area of your work that might look good with a pattern or texture.
✗ Get the Paint Bucket again and click on Set source for fill area in the Menu Bar …
✗ Select Pattern …
✗ Select the Pattern Picker …
✗ … click on the little in the upper right and try different patterns!
✗ Select a Pattern and hit Append …
✗ Select the pattern you want and lower the opacity of the fill.
✗ Using the Paint Bucket, click inside the selected area to apply the pattern.
✗ There are lots of patterns available on the internet.
✗ Download some other patterns and install them yourself by going to Load Brushes.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save for Web … and save it as a .jpg
✗ Make your image approximately 500 pixels wide.
Other Resources: http://www.brusheezy.com/patterns