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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Eraser and Gradient Tools

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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58. Eraser and Gradient Tools

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2 Bridge vs. Lightroom Duration:06:39
3 Tour of Photoshop Interface Duration:18:21
4 Overview of Bridge Workspace Duration:07:42
9 Developing Raw Images Duration:30:33
11 How to Save Images Duration:03:37
12 Using the Transform Tool Duration:04:48
14 Selection Tools Duration:05:55
15 Combining Selection Tools Duration:07:37
17 Quick Mask Mode Duration:05:07
18 Select Menu Essentials Duration:21:28
20 Align Active Layers Duration:07:29
21 Creating a New Layer Duration:06:15
22 Creating a Clipping Mask Duration:03:02
23 Using Effects on Layers Duration:11:24
24 Using Adjustment Layers Duration:16:44
25 Using the Shape Tool Duration:04:39
30 Adding Texture to Images Duration:09:11
35 Understanding Curves Duration:06:18
36 Editing an Image Using Curves Duration:18:41
39 Editing with Blending Modes Duration:08:04
40 Color Theory Duration:05:59
41 Curves for Color Duration:16:52
42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments Duration:08:59
44 Match Colors Using Numbers Duration:16:59
45 Adjusting Skin Tones Duration:05:25
52 Clone Between Documents Duration:13:19
53 Crop Tool Duration:10:07
54 Frame Tool Duration:02:59
56 Paint Brush Tools Duration:13:33
57 History Brush Tool Duration:06:27
58 Eraser and Gradient Tools Duration:03:06
60 Blur and Shape Tools Duration:11:06
61 Dissolve Mode Duration:09:24
62 Multiply Mode Duration:15:29
63 Screen Mode Duration:14:08
64 Hard Light Mode Duration:14:54
66 Smart Filters Duration:11:32
67 High Pass Filter Duration:13:40
68 Blur Filter Duration:05:59
69 Filter Gallery Duration:07:42
70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Duration:04:43
71 Combing Filters and Features Duration:04:45
72 Select and Mask Duration:20:04
73 Manually Select and Mask Duration:08:08
74 Creating a Clean Background Duration:21:19
75 Changing the Background Duration:13:34
76 Smart Object Overview Duration:08:37
77 Nested Smart Objects Duration:09:55
78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects Duration:09:08
79 Replace Contents Duration:06:55
80 Raw Smart Objects Duration:10:20
83 Panoramas Duration:13:15
84 HDR Duration:11:20
85 Focus Stacking Duration:04:02
86 Time-lapse Duration:11:18
87 Light Painting Composite Duration:08:05
88 Remove Moire Patterns Duration:06:11
89 Remove Similar Objects At Once Duration:09:52
91 Replace a Repeating Pattern Duration:06:50
95 Warping Duration:11:03
96 Liquify Duration:14:02
97 Puppet Warp Duration:12:52
98 Displacement Map Duration:10:36
99 Polar Coordinates Duration:07:19
100 Organize Your Layers Duration:11:02
101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss Duration:02:59
102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep Duration:12:34
103 Blending Options: Blend if Duration:13:18
105 Layer Comps Duration:08:30
106 Black-Only Shadows Duration:06:07
109 Create an Antique Color Action Duration:13:52
110 Create a Contour Map Action Duration:10:20
111 Faux Sunset Action Duration:07:20
112 Photo Credit Action Duration:05:54
113 Create Sharable Actions Duration:07:31
117 Scratch Disk Is Full Duration:06:02
118 Preview Thumbnail Duration:02:10

Lesson Info

Eraser and Gradient Tools

All right, let's further work our way down our tools panel here. We were just at the history brush below that we have the eraser tool, and it just erases things. The one thing you should know about when you use the eraser tool is if you're ever working on a layer that's called background or you're working on a layer mask, then the eraser tool not truly erase. And that's because a background layer cannot have any transparent areas. And a layer mask is always full of shades of grey, so erasing doesn't make sense. But in that case, any time you work on the background layer or a layer mask, what the eraser tool will do is it will just paint with your background color. And what that means is, if you ever worked with layer masks, feel free to use the paint brush tool to, um, paint with white and then switch to the eraser tool and your background color, usually black. At that time in, it would paint with black, so that's our racer tool. Below that, we have the Grady int tool with it. You can ...

click and drag on your picture, and it's going to make a smooth transition with default settings. It will be between your foreground and background colors, but you're welcome to change those settings up here at the top. If you click here, you can choose from preset colors. The one in the upper left would be your foreground and background colors. And then over here you can choose what type of Grady in you would like. Do you want it to go in a straight line? You want it to radiate out from the middle of a circle and so on. A lot of people ask me how I create a color wheel, which is something that I often show in my seminars, and I'll just briefly show him, Make one with this tool. I'm going to go in here. And one of the pre cess if I just clicked on that little arrow is this one, which looks like a rainbow of color. But notice that the color at the beginning in the color at the ends are identical, and therefore, if you did something to make it go around a circle, the ends would match. Then, over here, I'm going to use this setting that makes us go around, sweep around a circle similar to the hand on a clock or toe a radar moving around. And then I'm just gonna click in the middle of my file and drag straight up. That's how we make a color wheel. The wheel. It has all the colors in the rainbow in it. And so what I've done is I would went to the Grady Int tool. I chose this preset, and I used this setting. Just make sure when you're done, you set it back to normal. So you're not always making color wheels. If you want that to be contained within a circle, just make a round selection first, and then you'll be clicking in the center of that selection and dragging straight up.

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  • Configure the essential preference settings
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