25+ Free Sets of Photoshop Gradients

Photoshop Gradients
Gradients are very important part of the Adobe Photoshop software. Using Gradients you can get a very beautiful illusion of depth in the designs. Photoshop incorporates gradient tool which is very simple to use and yet powerful. Mastering gradients can be tricky or just say hard for a beginner. Good thing is that there are many designers who are willing to give away gradients designed by them created during their projects for free. Enjoy.

If you are confused between layer styles(.ASL) and gradients (.GRD) , then one of the simple explanation is layer styles are made from gradients with a series of settings. Gradients are made within Photoshop by using gradient editor tool. Gradients can be applied as many times in a single layer as needed, which makes it more function-able unlike layer styles.
difference Photoshop layer styles vs gradients

In this article we have complied a list of free Photoshop gradient sets, feel free to share in your comments below. Also credit the designer if you have used any of these beautiful gradients as an appreciation of their hard work.

Install Gradients
Ok, if you are a newbie you will be looking forward to install these .GRD files which you have downloaded. It will be simply best to copy them to the Photoshop presets folder. If your Photoshop CS5 version is 32 bit then its here “C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Presets\Gradients” , if its 64bit version paste it here “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Presets\Gradients” .

Where to find Gradient Tool?
The below image shows this clearly or just use keyword ” G ” to bring up the tool. Oh and setting blend mode in gradient tool from normal to color will be the best option for adding coloring in your photos. ( just my opinion)
photoshop gradient tool

Photoshop Gradients

40 Modern Gradients

The preview features the same flame (made using my Squared script) with each of the gradients applied. This pack contains 40 gradients.
Modern Gradients

110 Ultimate Gradients Pack

This is the Ultimate Gradient Pack #1, the first set contains 110 gradients that are all grey. These gradients can be used to create anything metal, chrome or silver related.
 Ultimate Gradients Pack

15 Realistic Sky Photoshop Gradients

This set contains 15 precise gradients that mimic the sky from morning to night. These gradients can be used to change the sky in photos or to create your own.
Realistic Sky Gradients

130 Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients

Here are some cool set of Gradients put together in an Adobe Photoshop Gradient file (.grd). These gradients are fully scalable, what i mean here is its not an image or so.. just create a shape and apply the gradient.
Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients

75 Vintage Photoshop Gradients

Here are some 75 Photoshop Gradients for the vintage, paper, fire, frame, rust, text works, autumn landscape themes, etc..ES Vintage.grd file and preview in zip, Use for commercial or personal artworks free.
Vintage Photoshop Gradients

54 Apple Gradients

Apple Gradients

NCreative 3520 PS Gradients

A large collection of gradients (around 3520) collected from all over the place and created. They are a little unsorted but with no duplicates/ones.
free Photoshop gradients

16 Chocolate Gradients

You can free use in your work.
Chocolate Gradients

20 Vintage Gradients

Here’s a batch of twenty of my gradients you can use for post-work on photography and such.
Vintage Gradients

140 Ocean Breeze Gradients

Photoshop gradients for ocean themes. Using for personal and-or business arts-works free.
Photoshop gradients

75 Modern Photoshop Gradients

Modern Photoshop Gradients

iPhone Gradation Set

iphone Gradients

126 Skin Tones Gradients

Brown and orange skin tones which can be useful for photo manipulation.
Skin Tone Gradients

8 Green Gradients

green Photoshop gradients

20 soft green gradients

soft green Photoshop gradients

Ultimate Green Gradients Pack

This set contains 110 gradients that are made up of bright green and dark green colours. These gradients can become very useful when creating objects that reflect light or need a fill with shadow.
Ultimate green Gradients pack

63 Red-Pink Photoshop Gradients

Red-Pink Photoshop Gradients

Red Photoshop Gradients

Red Photoshop Gradients

Black Photoshop Gradients

Black Photoshop Gradients

Golden Metal Gradients

Photoshop Gold Gradients

Sabor’s Metal Gradients Pack

The pack contains 12 graidents.
Photoshop Metal Gradients

30 Original gradients set

Contains 30 grd items and Commercial usage is Allowed.
Original Photoshop Gradients

20 soft blue gradients

soft blue gradients


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