How to edit an effect? CC

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  1. Zerka macrumors member

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    I put a gradient fill on an empty layer to get a background, but now I want to tweak it a bit. The problem is I'm not sure where to go to edit the effects I put on a layer. How would I go about this?
     
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Are you talking about Photoshop (Creative Cloud)?

    It's not clear from your OP.
     
  3. Zerka thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I'm working from Photoshop CC
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Layers Palette. Top pull-down Window (far right) > Layers.

    See below.

    Click on the fx at the bottom of the palette.
     

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  5. Zerka thread starter macrumors member

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    I wanted to edit an already existing gradient though, not make a new one
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean by edit?

    There are so many things you could do to an existing gradient.

    What are you trying to achieve?
     
  7. Zerka thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm trying to change the colors and/or opacity a bit. I don't need help with editing so much, I just can't find where I would go to edit the gradient
     
  8. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Opacity is adjusted in the Layers palette, towards the top. Look for the word "Opacity:" and a little box to the right of that word where you can change the percentage from zero to 100.

    Changing the color is a bit trickier ... partly because your request is still too vague to really understand what you're trying to do.

    My favorite technique is to have the gradient exist in the Mask and a solid color the Layer. (see below)

    Then you're not changing the gradient, and you can change the color at will.
     

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  9. Zerka thread starter macrumors member

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    This is what I've got, if it helps. What is unclear, exactly?
     

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  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I don't see any gradient ... either in the Layer or the Mask.

    It's pretty hard to adjust something that isn't there.
     
  11. Zerka thread starter macrumors member

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    Rest assured, it's there. Its transparent and very light which is why you weren't able to see it
     

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  12. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for showing the gradient.

    So you want to adjust the colors of the gradient? There are a variety of ways that can be done. What kind of adjustment are we talking about? What colors would you rather see there?
     
  13. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Along the lines of what I mentioned earlier, I'd create the blend using solid colors and a mask that blends those two layers together. That way, if you want to adjust a color, it can be done easily.
     

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