- How Did You Do That?
- Adding a Decorative Border
- Creating a Gradient Fill
- Adding a Vignette to a Portrait
- Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture
- Fading Out Color
- Coloring a Single Object
- Deleting the Background
- Making a Photo Look Like an Oil Painting
- Posterizing a Picture
- Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch
- Applying the Pointillize Filter
- Trimming a Photo into a Custom Shape
- Applying Effects with the Smart Brush
- Touching Up with the Detail Smart Brush
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.
- With the Editor in Full Edit mode and an image open, choose the Quick Selection tool, or press A.
- Click to select the area in the image to which the effect will be applied.
- Choose the Gradient tool, or press G.
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.)