Wednesday 17 August 2011

Photoshop Tutorial on Gradients

Okay, so you've been wanting to know some of this stuff for a while, so here it is! First of all I edit my photos in Photoshop and only Photoshop. There is no limit to what you can do in it - even now where polaroid like photos are "in" - you can do that and still have a say in the outcome (with many automatic polaroid generators, it can be difficult to make it exactly as you would like it)!
Here you get a guide to gradients in photoshop, which I'm really in to at the moment. Please let me know if you're having trouble with the tutorial - I'll make sure to respond :)



Step 1. Open your image in photoshop. Edit it however you like, and we'll get to the gradients.

Step 2. Go down to the bottom right corner and make a new layer (Cmd+N on Mac or Ctrl+N in windows or just press the icon which I've marked with green). Next, you change the layer mode (orange circle) to Screen. This will make the colours look reeeaaal good.

Step 3. Here comes the juicy bit - adding the colours! In your toolbox on the left you see a square (marked with red) - choose this tool and select your colours in the top (marked with yellow). For this image I've chosen to go with blue and red. There are so many options with gradients, it's just a matter of trying!

Step 4. Now take your mouse and "draw" a line across your image. It should instantly look something like this:

And Voilà - what looked like this before:

Now looks like this:

I hoped you found it useful!

Lots of love,



  1. Héééé, thank you!! I just bought Photoshop so this is pretty useful!


  2. This is soo cool! I'll be sure to try this out.

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  4. Thank you so much! So useful dear ;-)

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  5. Wow it looks so amazing! Where have You downloaded the Photoshop program? Do You have a page :-)


  6. Ja vil også rigtig gerne vide om man kan få photoshop gratis, eller om det koster penge? Mega fedt indlæg.
    Med venlig hilsen Julie

  7. love your blog, Great post!

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  9. thats awesome!!!! thanks!!!

  10. That's cool, very helpfull too! I like your blog!

    xx Marije

  11. Super cool!! Thanks for showing. I will try it out. :) x

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  16. AWESOME! I must say i really love your blog! It's amazing - so is the tutorial!

    Go check out the result of my try here:


  17. you definitely are a beauty! love your eyes!!

  18. Thank you for this quick gradient tip. I would like to try them on my photoshop right away. I am a newbie on this one.


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