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Gradient Tutorial by damie-m Gradient Tutorial by damie-m
Made this because I feel it's one of the biggest steps that a lot of artists seem to miss. Hopefully it's of use to someone!

Obviously if you have other questions that aren't answered in this tutorial, just let me know :)

D'oh, thanks for the DD guys :D
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Given 2010-11-24
Gradient Tutorial by *nanya -- Suggester's words: I can make gradients on a blank slate in Photoshop Elements, but making gradients on a subject has been another matter completely. This explains how to do so in minute detail. Excellent information that can be used even by beginners starting to explore the intricacies of digital art. ( Suggested by WDWParksGal and Featured by FantasyStock )
pampd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! :heart:
nocturnaliss Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's so obvious it makes me wonder how/why I never thought about this, as I've always struggled with understanding the impact of light on artwork. Thank you so much for sharing this :heart: 
Makaylafashion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew that gradients were useful because I saw them being used in a speed paint I was watching, but I never figured out how to properly use them in my art. This really cleared things up for me!
MysteriMaan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
hole ee crap.
I did not know this.
simlatte Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Someone had to say it! Gradients are so useful!
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tips!
reikohattori Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thank you for this! I never thought about painting this way and I think I'm definitely going to give this a try :D
WingedWilly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freaky amazing tut thanks :D
Kjesta Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is such an important subject! I didn't really know anything about rendering, values, edge control etc until my design class in animation school started. Wow, did that drive it home. We were drilled on "organize your values, keep the gradients moving you around the picture, stack your values within the gradients". Rinse and repeat.

I'm still a long shot from having mastered these skills, but tutorials like these are really good refreshers and clarify so many questions that come up later. Thanks a lot for this, it's a great learning tool! Certainly deserved its DD.
pamuraidono Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for making this! :)
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