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Summary:

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!


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Downloading PatternsMagic WandGradients

• This tutorial is part of the Drag and Drop Project.

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Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.

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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.

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Step #2: Set Your Colors ~

Double-Click your colors …

Foreground color picker

… 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 …

linear gradient 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.

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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.

selected root

Get the Paint Bucket again and click on Set source for fill area in the Menu Bar …

set source fill area

Select Pattern

pattern

Select the Pattern Picker

click to open pattern picker

… click on the little image in the upper right and try different patterns!

Select a Pattern and hit Append …

append

Select the pattern you want and lower the opacity of the fill.

opacity

Using the Paint Bucket, click inside the selected area to apply the pattern.

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There are lots of patterns available on the internet.

http://www.brusheezy.com/patterns

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