Noob: How to use gradient color in my selection ?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by varois83, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. varois83

    varois83 Guest


    I am having trouble filling a rounded rectangle selection with my
    gradient color.
    I am running photoshop CS.

    1)I create a new Canvas 922X100, transparent.

    2)I then choose the rounded rectangle tool and set the radius at 40px.

    3)I draw my rectangle and it automatically fills with my foreground

    4)I create a new layer.

    5)I select the gradient tool hold and drag from left to right in my
    selection. The gradient color fills my whole canvas and not the
    rounded rectangle I created (My rounded rectangle disappeared).

    How do I fill only my rounded corners rectangle?

    Thanks for the help

    varois83, Mar 23, 2008
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  2. varois83

    ronviers Guest

    There may be a better way to do this but one possibility would be to
    first create a new layer, select the rounded rectangle tool, then
    choose the fill pixels option (button along top), add the rectangle,
    then double click on the layer to add a style. Under style, there is a
    gradient overlay option. This method gives you many options.

    ronviers, Mar 23, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest

    make your rounded rectangle on a transparent layer
    to fill only the shape not the whole layer you will need to select it first
    to do that easily control click the layer thumbnail
    then draw the gradient

    or easier
    use the little f at bottom of layer palette and apply an effect
    choose gradient overlay
    KatWoman, Mar 24, 2008
  4. varois83

    varois83 Guest

    Katwoman and Ron

    I appreciate the help, it's all working ok now.

    Thanks so much

    varois83, Mar 24, 2008
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