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Tutorial - Gradient Maps by Shalie Tutorial - Gradient Maps by Shalie
I really, REALLY should not have spent time on this right now with all I have to do, but damn it! I'm so excited! And it's so helpful!

I do hope this is all easy to read and clear, sorry it's so large, but there is much I felt needed to be shared to get a lot of the potential Gradient Masks have!

As said, I will take Q/A to fill in blanks and change the file later on to reflect these gray areas. Enjoy, and I would LOVE to see what people do with this new knowledge! :meow:

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HOLY COW! I did NOT expect this to get so popular and loved in just 3 days! :wow: Thank you all! I'm so happy that this is something you all can find useful and learn from. All of the comments so far too; it's all very encouraging, and I hope to share more hidden tips and tricks to the power of art :love:
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fleetingecstasy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
great stuff, thanks
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VioletLightning244 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
thanks for the tutorial :) (Smile) +fav 
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Kamame Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you for the tutorial! :heart:
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reikohattori Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I used this technique here [link]
It's just fantastic!
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thecookiemomma Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this tutorial. The only drawback for me was the font. I couldn't read it easily, as I have sight issues. However, when I did read it, it rocked. Thank you.
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KEIreland Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Writer
omg... that's amazing... o.o;
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ElDynamite Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredibly useful :la:

One thing I'd like to add is that instead of using a layer mask, you could just create a clipping mask with the gradient map on top ;)
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reikohattori Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's a great tutorial! I've always wanted to try this but was never sure where to start. Thanks a bunch!
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Justicex Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thanks so much for this! I've always had a problem with using gradient maps properly. I would nominate this for a DD if i could :silentkitty:
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Jadeit3 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've read a lot of tutorials about coloring on top of a gray-scale drawing, and they always seem to leave something out. But your's was very informative and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing! :w00t:
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GrahamTG Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial, thanks :)
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Ela-Hara Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like this will be IMMENSELY Helpful! Especially to a relatively new-comer with Photoshop.
Thanks! :D
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Traumelfe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this fantastic tut!
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tut! i did not know about this but i will be checking farther into it (has been experimenting as reading this as well.) but yeah ill check it out sometime later :D thank you!
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent information! Thanks for doing this tut!
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Mejinomaru Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
hmm interesting
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cosmogyral-delirium Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaahhh! So cool! I have to try this out now! :D
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing your knowledge :thumbsup:
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fairy-wilbury Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! Somehow never even noticed the very existence of the gradient maps. Apparently, it's very powerful.
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Shalie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I never knew myself till 2 weeks ago! And yes, I think it's quite powerful for someone who is trying to get into the professional art field. Was to excited, I had to make a tut asap XD
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fairy-wilbury Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing straight away then!)) Very helpful = )
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