5,000+ Free Photoshop Gradients for Designers

What are Photoshop Gradients?

A Photoshop gradient is an effect in which one color, shade, or level of brightness fades into another. Gradients are commonly used in web and graphic design. Gradients range from a simple linear change from one color to another to multiple colors combined in varying patterns to create different effects.

Gradients are commonly used in web and graphic design. Having a large collection of gradients already prepared will allow you to try new gradients quickly, speeding up your design process. Of course, there will be times when you want to create your own gradients, but for other situations, a library of presets can be an effective tool. Different gradient colors applied in different directions will help you to customize all the colors included in the image and enhance those colors as well. Color trends change regularly, so it’s nice to have a large library of gradients to keep your projects from looking outdated.

Gradients refer to the color effects that modify each color of the picture according to fixed pattern and customizations. Gradients consist of different densities of colors spread in different directions. Different color effects can be combined together and the different gradient colors can be applied in different directions and incorporated into illustrations to add depth and interest. Finally, you can apply it to a photo and see the drastic change in the overall color effects and other aspects of the picture.

How to create a gradient in photoshop?

Photoshop comes with a library of gradients categorized by color or style, like cloud, or iridescent. You can customize any of these or create your own with the gradient tool. The gradient tool in Photoshop allows you to create linear, radial, angled, reflected or diamond styled gradients. You can do this by selecting the gradient tool, combining the different colors, putting them in the right sequence, sketching a line in the direction of the gradient and making few other customizations to achieve the right kind of contrast throughout the whole picture.  Some good resources to help you with the gradient tool can be found here and here.

These free packs can be added to your libraries to give you a diverse, easily accessible collection of gradients that can add a lot to your designs, illustrations or photos.

300 Free Gradient Pack

Beautiful, bright and trendy gradients to add some color and depth to your backgrounds.

300 Gradient Pack

Vibrant and fresh gradients with a modern feel.

Stunning Gradients 

Great variety in these 40 gradients suitable for backgrounds, websites, illustration designs, and overlays.

6 Iridescent Holographic Gradients

These might not work for every design, but it’s a really cool, eye-catching look for for the right project.

300 Beautiful and Versatile Gradients

Halftone Gradients

Abstract Gradient Pack

Abstract Gradient Patterns

The Only Sky Gradients You Will Ever Need (7 gradients)

Duotone Gradient Presets

60+ Duotone Gradients

Gradients perfect for photo overlays.

Realistic Sky Gradients


180 Linear Gradients from WebGradients

Gradient Backgrounds

Wide range of 900+ high quality gradients, including abstract backgrounds and actual photos with a strong gradient element.

Pastel Gradients

Mesh Gradient Collection

Gradient Color Pack

UI Gradient Styles (150 gradients)

Photoshop Gradients (100+)


Rainbow, Pastel and Natural Mesh Gradients

43 Gradients

43 Gradients

Muted Vintage Gradients

Vintage inspired color combinations.

Silver Gradients

Sky Gradients (11 gradients)

Amazing gradient colors with light to very dark in the single spectrum of the light wave. You may use these sky gradients according to the weather and particular time of the day.

Sky Gradients

Dark Photoshop Gradients

Conclusion:

Gradients can help you achieve the vintage effect, cozy, sunrise or sunset effect or any other particular effect in a just small lapse of time. You can also achieve the particular time of day by applying a suitable gradient effect. The customizations are done after applying a gradient to ensure realism.

Variety of gradients can be created using different color schemes, different regular and irregular patterns and trying almost everything different that is possible. All of these gradients are really fun and you can get best out of them by practicing different options and methods.

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