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In this Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorial, learn how to create a custom gradient and then lay it on top of your text to create ...
gradient filled text.
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You can add a gradient overlay to your text to keep the highlights and the shadows of the text that was developed by using your original colors but you change the overall color by adding a gradient on top of it. You could chose to blend them together or simply go with your gradient overlay.
So to do so, go ahead and double click on the layer that you want to add the gradient overlay to and we’ll move our dialog box down so we can see our title. And then go ahead and click on gradient overlay and we have a couple of different options here. We have first of all our gradient choice and we could choose a gradient that we like. I’ll go ahead and pick this one. And then we can change our blend mode if we would like. And that’s going to really change how dramatic or how light the gradient is. You can see it was really dramatic before and now it’s really light, it almost looks like a sunset. And go hard and it goes in between when you click on hard light.
We could change the opacity too to make it little less obvious to lighten it. Once again, we get our pretty sunset effect this way and we can choose a different style and that is just the different way that the gradient comes up from whether you want to do a linear, radial, angle or reflected or diamond. I’m going to go ahead and stick with the linear here. And you can change the angle of where it’s coming from, and also it can give you a really neat effect. And at the scale, you can either decrease or increase, little more subtle on the increase. And that gives you a whole new look just by using a simple gradient overlay.