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7 The layer is filled with the grey, by making sure the Use All Layers option is off and clicking in it. Now we can set the Layer mode to Overlay and apply the noise, blur it slightly, then change the opacity of the layer any time we want to control the effect. 8 Video tutorials On the CD this month is a set of video training tutorials created by our very own Photoshop guru, George Cairns. If you want to learn more about using every tool in the Photoshop toolbar, you’ll find your CD invaluable.

The Gradient Editing feature in Photoshop enables you to create gradients with two or more colours. You can have a simple white-toblack gradient, or a whole rainbow of colours. For special effects work the simple black and white gradient is absolutely indispensable, putting a whole range of additional options at your disposal. For example, if you want an effect to smoothly fade from full strength to invisible then Gradients, Fills and Erasing Page 56 Learn how to fill colours in an Page 57 Fill with 50% grey for special Page 59 We look at the Gradient tool image using the Paint Bucket tool effects and image enhancement and its various options Page 62 Use gradients and blending Page 64 Blend two or more image Page 66 Learn how to avoid the pitfalls layers to simulate photographic filters layers together with Gradients of the Background Eraser tool it’s easy to use a white-to-black gradient to control this, usually as a layer mask.

Custom gradients can contain any number colours that you specify and are edited in the Gradient Editing panel. They can also incorporate transparency. Here is a custom preset that combines a multicolour gradient with alternating transparency. 8 60 FOCUS GUIDE – ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TOOL TECHNIQUES Gradients, Fills and Erasing The Gradient Editor panel Editing gradients is done in the Gradient Editor panel in Photoshop 6 onwards W hen the Gradient tool is selected, clicking on the preset sample at the top-left of the Option bar opens up the Gradient Editor panel.

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