• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
0

Creating a transparent gradient: Transparency tool not available

Participant ,
Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I'm trying to create a gradient that fades into an image, but all tutorials I've seen show an option in the gradient toolbar for a Transparency box to be checked. I have no such box. Where do I find it so that I can pull this effect off? Or is there a better/easier way to do it?

 

What I'm trying to do (you can see where the gradient line ends, which the client did and I'm trying to fix by rebuilding):

National healthcare decisions day (5.65 x 5.25 in).jpg

What my Gradient options bar shows (no Transparency checkbox):

Screen Shot 2024-04-05 at 2.27.29 PM.png

What tutorials show (Transparency checkbox next to Dither):

Screen Shot 2024-04-05 at 2.27.49 PM.png

TOPICS
Windows

Views

76

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe
Community Expert ,
Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi, you are trying to apply the gradient on the layer mask. Use a white to black gradient on a layer mask. Black will be transparent, white opaque. It select the layer and not its layer mask to get the other options.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

The Gradient tool in the recent releases of Photoshop is double duty; it now can make a Gradient Overlay layer, as well as a regular gradient. To get what the tutorial shows, click on the drop-down  that says "Gradient", and select "Classic Gradient".

 

Even with a Gradient Fill layer, the effect can be done. It looks like you are using a white to white gradient. Try using Foregrount to Transparent.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines