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Fill with the Gradient Fill tool

The Gradient Fill tool fills layers with your chosen gradient — a gradual transition between multiple colors.

Fill with the Gradient Fill tool

  1. Choose the Gradient Fill tool by doing one of the following:

    • Click in the Tools sidebar or choose if from the grouped tools.
    • Choose Tools > Gradient Fill (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the G key on your keyboard.
  2. Customize the Gradient Fill tool:

    Gradient: Click the gradient well to choose a gradient using the Gradients palette.

    Blend Mode: Click the Blend Mode pop-up menu to choose a blend mode.

    Opacity: Drag the Opacity slider to adjust the transparency of the Gradient Fill tool.

  3. Drag on the canvas to fill the selected layer with a gradient.

If you'd like to discard all the current changes made with the Gradient Fill tool, click the Reset button at the bottom of the Tool Options pane.

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