Photoshop Foundations: Gradients

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A deep dive into the world of Gradients in Photoshop.  They are not basic by any stretch of the imagination and will help you unlock incredible possibilities in your workflow.

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Photoshop Foundations:  Gradients!

I am a firm believer that is it extremely difficult to learn Photoshop in one big lump sum with one all-encompassing course.  There is just too much information to learn and pack into a single educational endeavor.  The one major problem with trying to make a course like that is that I would only be able to teach you introductions to important tools instead of spending the time I would need on each one.

In an effort to maximize your potential in Photoshop, I have created the Photoshop Foundations Series.  In this series, instead of giving you a brief intro to a tool or technique, I am going to take a deep dive into very specific areas.  For our first Foundations course, I am going to teach you how to use Gradients!

While gradients may seem like a simple concept, they are one of the most complex editing tools in Photoshop.  When you use gradients in creative ways you can make the most effective vignettes, you can make a boring sunset photo look extravagant, and you become the director of your viewer’s eyes.

What you will learn:

  • What gradients are and why we use them.
  • How to use the Graduated Filter in Adobe Camera Raw
  • How to use the Gradient Tool in Photoshop
  • How to make incredible Vignettes, Spot Lights and Sunset Effects with the Gradient Fill
  • How to use the Gradient Map to color grade your images and make successful Black and White reproductions.
  • How to use all the gradient tools in a single workflow to make brilliant photos.

Included in this course:

  • 107 Minutes of formal education and practical application using Gradients in Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw
  • An Actions Package to use after completing the course
  • 72 of Blake’s Gradients to install and use in your workflow

Programs Required:

  • Photoshop (CC or CS6).  Not included in the purchase of the course.

95 reviews for Photoshop Foundations: Gradients

  1. Michael Van Wettering (verified owner)

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  2. Michael Cameron (verified owner)

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  3. Felix Rivero (verified owner)

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    The sky is the limit for creating gradients for my images, unbelievable!!!

  4. Ray Cunningham (verified owner)

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  5. Paul (verified owner)

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  6. Steven Hayre (verified owner)

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    Very good starter set of gradients.

  7. Satya Raju (verified owner)

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    Excellent training material. Easy to follow.

  8. Zhon (verified owner)

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  9. JoAnn Banks (verified owner)

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    These are awesome!

  10. Terry C. (verified owner)

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  11. Robyn Aldridge (verified owner)

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    So far, I have only had one go with this and the outcome, whilst not to everyone’s taste in this family, really appeals to me.

  12. Tomasz Tomaszewski (verified owner)

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  13. André S. (verified owner)

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  14. Jeff W. (verified owner)

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  15. Ralf M. (verified owner)

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    It is an amazing impact on retouching pictures!

  16. Natalie (verified owner)

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    Gradients confuse me. I’m looking forward to getting them straightened out in my head with Blake’s course!

  17. Steven Schlagel (verified owner)

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    Deep dive into gradients. I always enjoy Blake’s teaching style and the clear and systematic way he helps us learn. Way more to gradients than I thought!

  18. Edmund Prescottano (verified owner)

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  19. John Mortier (verified owner)

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    All went well.

  20. Alberto Bustos (verified owner)

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  21. Eamon (verified owner)

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  22. Sinjon (verified owner)

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    Wow, a real eye opener!

  23. Alain Thimmesch (verified owner)

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    Well Blake, I wish I had crossed your website much sooner. This gradients course opens a brand new world to my retouching proces. Very well explained and straight to the point… the best gradients course I have ever seen. Also, the provided action is very useful.

  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Improved my game plan thanks

  25. Sharon Seaward (verified owner)

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    So much great information I had to buy the course to keep as a reference!

  26. Ronny Chitty (verified owner)

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    very informative…..thank you

  27. David Burlison (verified owner)

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    Wonderful product.

  28. Jorge (verified owner)

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    Great foundation course! Focused, straight forward and with lots of practical applications.

  29. James O. (verified owner)

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    Very informative, and easy to follow. Have put it to good use. Thanks much.

  30. Paul Kiely (verified owner)

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    This was a very informative course with multiple techniques that I will use in my workflow. Blake’s teaching style is clear, concise and easy to follow.

  31. Jean-Francois B. (verified owner)

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    Wonderfull stuff in there ! Thanks

  32. Robert Marleau (verified owner)

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  33. Tim Blake (verified owner)

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    Amazing gradients

  34. Joni G. (verified owner)

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    Nice to have access to a set of color tools to expand creativity.

  35. vartkes (verified owner)

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    The power of Ps Gradients can be hard to unlock unless you understand all the hard-to-figure-out functionality buried in it. This course unlocks the secrets of the Gradients

  36. Ian (verified owner)

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    I have taken my photography to new level by learning these techniques

  37. ger koopmans (verified owner)

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    supper

  38. Wolfgang K. (verified owner)

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  39. Bev (verified owner)

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    Being a self taught Photoshop & ACR user, many aspects of the program fell throught the cracks. Blake’s knowledge of gradients and his ability to translate that into language which made sense to me has helped me understand when and how to use them.

  40. Geoffrey Dawes (verified owner)

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    A great course precise and to the point. It cleared up a lot of confusion I had about Gradients. Was well worth the investment.

  41. Cor van der Linden (verified owner)

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    Great Course. Worth the money

  42. Patrick McCloskey (verified owner)

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    Excellent treatise on colour grading. Clear and thorough explanations of gradient fill and gradient map – their differences and applications. Well worth the cost. As usual, Blake’s enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and is an inspiration to learn and apply. Blake’s ability as a teacher is outstanding and one cannot help but learn from him. I wholeheartedly recommend this module.

  43. Jay Robertson (verified owner)

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    It is so much easier with your Gradient Actions

  44. Jack Worsnop (verified owner)

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    Needed more examples on matching gradients to colour in image.

  45. Kari Korpihete (verified owner)

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    I recommend.

  46. John Alvarez (verified owner)

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    Once again, Blake amazes me with the clarity of his presentations. I have been curious about how to use gradients to color grade and increase the impact of my photographs. Now I know how to do that thanks to this course. Additionally, the course is a total bargain at $19. I look forward to more courses like this!

  47. Amy G. (verified owner)

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    This class was amazing! Absolutely full of information on anything you want to know about gradients. To add the actions to this education is just a plus. Blake is an excellent teacher. Very thorough in what he is teaching and you leave feeling you have the complete knowledge of something that will change your editing skills forever. It took me awhile to get to this class once I purchased it as life just got in the way, but I am so happy I went back now that I have more time. Thank you Blake!

  48. Gary (verified owner)

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  49. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Excellent course!

  50. Kwok Tung Leung (verified owner)

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  51. Dave E. (verified owner)

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  52. William (verified owner)

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  53. Oliver Johnson (verified owner)

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    Wonderful aide to my color management.

  54. Donald warden (verified owner)

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  55. Giorgio Massignani (verified owner)

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  56. Marilyn C. (verified owner)

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    Not there yet, but love the gradient education in Palette Effects III

  57. Michael Wallace (verified owner)

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    I am taking my time will take me a lot longer than normal to get through it, really like and enjoy what I have seen

  58. Bob V. (verified owner)

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    The huge variety of gradients is great for sparking the imagination.

  59. Patric Rosberg (verified owner)

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    This course changed my workflow and my relationship with gradients, completely. Today I use gradients in almost every image I edit.

  60. Lewis (verified owner)

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    This is a beautiful collection and after a intense learning session offered with the extended version, all the pieces will reach a higher degree of clarity.

  61. Viliam (verified owner)

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    Super tutorial video. The perfect teacher.

  62. Richard Provost (verified owner)

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    This is a great tutorial. I never really understood how they worked in PS until Blakes tutorial.

  63. Birger Ryss (verified owner)

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  64. Robert Palmer (verified owner)

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  65. Brett Michaud (verified owner)

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    This course helped me gain the requisite knowledge and confidence to explore Photoshop’s full range of Gradient options. Blake is right, so much of the learning is in experimentation. But without a base understanding of the potential of the tool, it’s hard to know where to begin. If you have no experience with gradients, I highly recommend this course.

  66. Alvaro ESPILLA DOPICO (verified owner)

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  67. Grant K. (verified owner)

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    Always reluctant to tackle gradients purely because of not knowing what they do/how they do it etc. Blake, in his inimitable style, made this understandable, not that I’m prepared to say I’m an ‘expert’ just yet, no, a long way from it but at least I now know what a gradient is and where to use it in my workflow. The upshot, and most importantly for me, is that I’m seeing a better end result.

  68. Giovanni Abbenante (verified owner)

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    Excellent, really well done, but I would like to advise you to put subtitles on the videos because in this way you would help all those who do not know the English language well, find it difficult to follow when the explainer speaks quickly.

  69. Richard Ernst (verified owner)

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    Great course.

  70. Peter O’Brien (verified owner)

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  71. Javier Molina (verified owner)

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    Worth every penny, adding that bit extra to ZSE-7!

  72. Richard Barbour (verified owner)

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    Well done, Blake! I learned things that I never would have gone into or discovered by myself. I’ll be using these gradient functions for sure. The actions (along with your explanations) are excellent and are well worth the modest cost. Please continue these “deep dives” into Photoshop.

  73. Francois (verified owner)

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    Superb as always

  74. Geert Noij (verified owner)

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    After a few hours from study everything OK for understanding. Perfect lessons and of core I use it every day!

  75. Les Atkins (verified owner)

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  76. Guy Z. (verified owner)

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    I have used PS since PS4 but had never used a gradient before. Then I saw your video on them. I got your course and tried some on a few of my digitized film shots from the seventies of Arches and was amazed at how well they turned out. You explained how to use the gradients so well, it even made sense to an old timer like me. Thanks,
    Guy

  77. David (verified owner)

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    I would have never imagined the power of using gradients had I not came across f64 on Youtube. I have found a way of making pictures come to life in a way that totally blows people away. Can’t recommend it enough.

  78. Ulf Wohland (verified owner)

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  79. Kirk F. (verified owner)

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  80. DEAN MALENCIK (verified owner)

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  81. Jim Young (verified owner)

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  82. Max (verified owner)

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    These are a great start to the idea of building your own gradients.
    Great work Blake!

  83. Stephan R. (verified owner)

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  84. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  85. Paul (verified owner)

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    This package really opens up a new approach to creative photography. My only art education was at school over 55 years ago. But I know what I like. These gradients build beautifully on the learning developed in the PE IV Education Package and brought to life in the Panel itself.

  86. David Mack (verified owner)

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  89. Pavel D. (verified owner)

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  90. Louise Danforth (verified owner)

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    I have never been able to figure gradients out; thanks to Blake I have a base of knowledge to expand on as I work my way through his other courses.

  91. BRUCE (verified owner)

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  92. david beaubien (verified owner)

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    best instruction I have ever had. I now look at photoshop as a art tool . I use my camera for more correct composition and I don’t like presets any more. these courses are the way to be a photo artist and not just fumbling around. if you have the drive Blake is the only instructor that takes you where you have to go. thanks so much Blake

  93. Lisa D. (verified owner)

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    This is a course I knew I needed. I have heard about gradients in PS for a long time, but didn’t know how great a tool they are until you explained them in your course.

  94. Chris B. (verified owner)

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    Getting old, still learned a lot

  95. Mika P. (verified owner)

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    Great to be back in Basics – really needed that. Thanks for all tips and tricks I got frome there, after 5 years of my PS trip… 😉

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