The gradient map button is hidden at the bottom of the adjustment layers submenu in your layers tab - aka, the thing that looks like a black-and-white frosted cookie!
You can set the gradient map to any of the standard blending modes (multiply, overlay, soft light, etc.) to see what sort of unique effects you can create.
Gradient maps are very useful for taking black and white thumbnails, and mocking up a quick, rough color/light scheme before starting to paint an illustration!
Once you're further into a painting, gradient maps are also VERY useful for adjusting the color and temperature of your lighting. For example, using a gradient map of bright yellow and dark blue, set to soft light, can help make sunlight feel warmer, and shadows feel cooler.
A mask can also be applied to the gradient map, so that it only affects certain areas of your painting.
Overall, this feature is a bit tricky, and I'm still learning about it myself! I recommend to try it out, experiment, and have fun!
#photoshop #clippingmasks work by making a bottom "parent" layer, and filling in the entire shape/area you want to paint in. After that, make a new layer above it, right click and hit "create clipping mask". The new "child" layer will only allow you to paint within the confines of the parent.
One parent can have unlimited children clipping mask layers.
In this example, I used it to paint ladybug's face, hair, etc, keeping it separated from her suit.
You can also attach clipping layers to an entire folder! I used it here to color over black lines. 🖌
Hey #artists !
I'd love to share some #photoshop tips and tricks, if anyone would be interested in learning about some features you might not use often.
Most people are familiar with the basics of drawing and painting, but how about clipping masks? gradient maps? Smart objects?
Let me know what you'd like me to toot about~🖌 feel free to boost or share
#botw color studies 🌿🍂
I made these earlier this year as I was playing through the game - they're based off screens of my own adventure, almost like virtual plein air!
;v; Been itching to play again lately but haven't had time at all...hope to do some new speedpaints when the expansion comes out~
I'm a character/prop designer for tv animation!
[developing a webcomic called ✨ISARA✨]
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