Adding a gradient

Now you'll use the gradient tool to add a gradient to the other pear for a highlight effect. (ImageReady does not have a gradient tool. Instead, gradients are created as ImageReady layer effects.)

First, you'll need to load the selection that you made earlier of the left pear.

1 Choose Select > Load Selection, and select Left Pear. Click OK. A selection border appears around the left pear in your image.

2 Click the Color palette tab to bring it forward, and then select red as the foreground color by typing or dragging the R slider to 255 and the G and B sliders to 0.

3 Click the Set Background Color icon in the upper left area of the Color palette and then select yellow as the background color by setting R and G at 255 and B at 0.

Foreground color Background color

4 Select the gradient tool (_l). On the tool options bar, select the following options:

• Select Radial Gradient.

• Open the gradient picker and make sure that Foreground to Background is selected, so that the color blends from the foreground color (red) to the background color (yellow).

A. Linear gradient Selecting Foreground to Background

B. Radial gradient

C. Angle gradient

D. Reflected gradient

E. Diamond gradient

A. Linear gradient Selecting Foreground to Background

B. Radial gradient

C. Angle gradient

D. Reflected gradient

E. Diamond gradient

5 Position the gradient tool near the pear's highlight, and drag toward the stem end.

6 When you're satisfied with the results, choose Select > Deselect.

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