Whether I’m just doing basic ‘darkroom’ work, or creating a composite image, using Photoshop’s Gradient tool in a Layer Mask is one of my go-to techniques. Quick, powerful, and all but invisible because of their feathered transitions… Gradients are a largely underused tool that should be a part of every power-Photoshop user’s repertoire.
This intermediate-to-advanced Photoshop ‘how-to’ article is part 2 of 2. Read the full tutorial on DPreview.com and check out the, as always, controversial comments. In the first hours the article was live, most responses were hate-mail about about Adobe’s recent change of software-licensing model, with only a handful of comments and questions about the photographic techniques that are the subject of the article.