View Full Version : trying to make a white to transparent gradient

04-29-2009, 06:04 PM
hi, im having trouble making a white to transparent gradient overlay, i always get a grey about halway in. and also, when i do a marquee selection over my gradient shape and try to use the burn/dodge tool inside of it, it doesnt do anything, any help greatly appreciated. thanks. derek

04-29-2009, 06:46 PM
Dodging and burning won't have any affect on white.

To make the gradient overlay:

Make sure white is your foreground color

Press the Add new fill or adjustment layer icon in the Layers palette.

From the pop-up menu select Gradient.

Choose the foreground (white in this case) to transparent option from the Gradient menu in the Gradient Fill dialog.

Set your other options.

Click OK.

04-30-2009, 09:07 AM
awesome dwcourse! that worked great. now i have a great shiny gradient. thanks. derek:mrgreen: