How do I do a gradient mask in Photoshop?

What are gradient masks?

Use a gradient mask in Photoshop to help blend one image into another. The depth and opacity of the blending may be adjusted as well as the blending mode of the layer. This feature works the same in all recent versions of Adobe Photoshop: CS5, CS6, and Creative Cloud (CC).

Why does Photoshop say smart object is not directly editable?

Another reason for the “Could not complete your request because the smart object is not directly editable” error is that you are trying to use a grid-based tool on the shape layer. The solution is to rasterize the layer so that you can use raster-based tools. … Here’s a quick guide on how to rasterize the layer: Step 1.

What is gradient overlay?

Gradient Overlay is similar to Color Overlay in that the objects on the selected layer change color. With the Gradient Overlay, you can now color the objects with a gradient. Gradient Overlay is one of many Layer Styles found in Photoshop.

How do you make a gradient of a layer?

Select the layer from the Layers panel and/or make the selection that you want to apply the gradient to. Select the Gradient tool from the Tools panel (or press G or Shift+G) until the Gradient tool becomes active. Select one of the preset gradients from the Gradient Picker drop-down panel on the Options bar.

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What is a layer mask fade?

This means that anywhere that you paint on the layer mask with black will fade the image on that layer. If you have faded or blended an image too much, simply switch your brush color to white.

How do you blend an image into a gradient?

using the Gradient Tool, click and drag the gradient in the direction you’d like to apply the blend. Note that the transparent side of the gradient will be the fade while the black side of the gradient will be the solid image. The longer the gradient, the more gradual the blend.

How do I add a gradient to a photo?

Quick steps for adding a gradient

  1. Click Create to open an image in the PicMonkey editor.
  2. In the Effects tab (the magic wand icon) click Gradient.
  3. Click the color circles to choose your colors.
  4. Play with the blend modes and the Direction and Fade sliders to get the look you want.
  5. Click Apply and you’re on your way!
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