I am hoping someone here can provide me with a little help. I am trying to recreate a gradient text fill that is being used in a web site template I am working with. I need to create it as an image not as text so I can incorporate an image into it. I have some experience with PS but have never messed with gradients before. The gradient fill settings are a bit confusing and I am uncertain which ones to use. Also the gtadient fill settings in the web site template are expressed using hex values and everthing in PS seems to be expressed in rgb values. Any help you can provide is appreciated.
You can type your text, then either use layer styles to add a gradient fill, or add a gradient fill adjustment layer above the type layer, then clip it to the type, by pressing alt/opt and clicking between the two layers, in the layer panel. As far as hex vs rgb, they're both relatively to your system, you could look in the normal color picker and enter the hex code, then see what rgb value you get, but don't expect accuracy.
Thank you for your reply. It is much appreciated. Your answer is written for someone who knows their way around PS. As I stated before I have some experience but I'm by no means a wiz. Could you please be a little more detailed in your explaination or possibly point me to tutorial. I will most likely be repeating this process a few times as I am planning to experiment with the use of alternate fonts in my web site and I will have to repeat the process for each one. This is the java script that accomplishes the gradient fill in the template and I have attached the image that is going to be incorporated into the image based version of the text. Thanks again for your assistance.
So do you want the text to have a gradient? How is the image of the cards used: also part of the text, the background, or is the gradient to go over the markings on the cards?
I'll try to explain the process better, but I'm away from my computer for several days, and have to rely on my memory, which is a bit spotty these days.
Ok, so as I mentioned above, I don't have my computer, so I'm winging it. To get your rgb numbers, you should be able to click on the foreground color square in the tool bar. If you enter a hex value, it should show what the rgb values are.
To add a gradient overlay to the text, double click on the layer in the layer panel. The layer effects panel should pop up. On the left side, there should be an option for gradient fill or overlay. Use that and enter you color values.