Add gradients to your images and designs to create subtle color shifts and layered effects.
What is the Gradient tool in Photoshop?
The Gradient tool allows you to create gradual changes of color and light across an image with power and precision. You can use different types of gradients to blend with or overlay other images to create stunning backdrops for logo designs, poster art, stylized photos, and more. Gradients can help draw focus to a point in your image by creating a glint of light or color that gradually fades from one hue to another.
Make edits with on-canvas controls and a live preview. Customize the color, angle, opacity, and spread of the gradient right in your workspace.
Gradients are always added in a new layer so you can edit the look of your design non-destructively. Play with the gradient as much you want without changing the base image at all.
Choose a linear, radial, angular, reflected, or diamond gradient to get the right look. Gradient types affect the direction and spread of the color blends — easily preview how different types will look in your image or design by clicking on variations in the options bar or Properties panel.
Add a gradient to a shape in Photoshop.
Follow these steps to create a gradient inside of a shape without altering the background.