Mastering Gradients Video Tutorial by Sharon Tenenbaum

We live in a 3-dimensional world, our photographs however don’t. They live on a flat 2-dimensional surface. Transforming a photograph to reflect reality isn’t easily done. But luckily, we have the gradients to help us do just that! With gradients, we can accentuate and define depth, volume, and tones to achieve that 3-dimensional look. Many people have a hard time understanding how Photoshop gradients work. This tutorial clarifies and simplifies in easy-to-understand concepts and terms how the gradient adjustment layer and the gradient tool works. Starting with theory, and continuing through hands-on examples and practice images, this tutorial will clarify any confusion you might have about gradients!


  1. Over 100-minute video tutorial.
  2. Sharon Tenenbaum explains in calm, easy-to-follow instructions on how to use and master the Gradient Adjustment Layer and the Gradient Tool.
  3. Practice Exercises that you can complete on your own or follow Sharon’s video in which she shows every step of the process in completing the exercises.

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