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Ask Dave Podcast: Quick, Cool Backgrounds

Ask Dave is a weekly podcast from Photoshop Guy, Dave Cross. In his videos, Dave answers viewer questions about Photoshop tools, actions, settings, etc. Check out the entire series on KelbyTV or subscribe to the feed.

In this video, Dave goes over how to quickly make a cool background.



  • Mindy says:

    I’ve actually discovered this technique over 10 years ago on my own when I was just starting out studying Graphic Design. It’s a fun way to create a quick background, I agree! Sometimes you have apply the gradient tool several times until you get a perfect background you want. Thanks for giving me a great flashback on this technique! 🙂

  • beady says:

    so simple yet sooo effective!!!
    Many thanks, great tip

  • Tegalad2 says:

    thanks for the great tutorial!
    backgrounds have always been trouble for me, but now, it’ll be easy!