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Creating a Gradient Fill

A gradient fill is a blended transition—usually between two colors—within a selected area. In this example, the gradient is applied to the entire background, but it could also be used to fill any object you select, even hollow text.


  • 1.jpg With the Editor in Full Edit mode and an image open, choose the Quick Selection tool, or press A.
  • 2.jpg Click to select the area in the image to which the effect will be applied.
  • 3.jpg Choose the Gradient tool, or press G.
  • 4.jpg Click and drag across the area to be filled in the direction you want the color gradation to take. (Press Ctrl+D to release the selection.)


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