As Photoshop is becoming more and more popular, there is a demand for more filters and even more features. Every new version of Photoshop tries to satisfy the needs of the customers. So, here is a simple guide on how to install gradients in Photoshop to make your images look even better!
Download the gradient file
Close the Photoshop software. Open the Brusheezy.com website in the browser. Download the ‘Gradient Pack’ by clicking on the file.
Unzip the file
Once the file is downloaded, you can see it in a zipped format. Using WinZip or any other software, unzip it. Next, copy the GRD file after the file is uncompressed.
Paste the gradient file
For 64-bit computers, paste the GRD file at the mentioned path- C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Presets\Gradients. For 32-bit computers, paste the GRD file at the mentioned path- C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Presets\Gradients.
You can rename the file if required. Next, open Photoshop software.
Create a new document
Use the shortcut Ctrl+N or Cmd+N to create a new document in the software, and make the following changes.
Select the Gradient tool
Use the shortcut Shift+G or select the Gradient Tool from the tool panel.
Next, click on the colored drop-down menu in the options panel. Click on the gear icon and select the gradient that is just downloaded.
Create a gradient
All you need to do is drag and drop the gradient bar so as to create a gradient.
Done! The newly downloaded gradient is created and checked in the software as well.
You now saw how easy it was to install gradients in Photoshop and use them to create beautiful effects!