36 Color Gradient Sets For Photoshop and Resource Sites: Part 1

Posted in Freebies, Tools, Web Design • Posted on 28 Comments

Surprisingly I did not find many articles featuring color gradient sites, color generators and lastly beautiful collections of gradients. There are big variety of many color generators, color palettes and things like that, but not many really focus on Photoshop gradients. I don’t know that’s good thing or bad, but I really love gradients, many beautiful websites and logos are created just by using color variations in subtle, very creative way.

That is reason why in this blog post I will feature sites with good color gradient collections you can easily download and bookmark for later and really good color gradient collections separately. For that research I am using DeviantArt, though of course you can go there and browse by yourself, but to find such good resources it always takes time and research. I tried my best to do that and showcase beautiful gradients, which may seem simple, but just download them and you’ll look differently then as I did. I would also recommend not to go straight and download whole 1000, 2000 gradient collections because not quantity is important, but quality. Even better solution at least for me is bookmarking such resource pages and when I need to find something, I know where to look and then I download just what I need and no more or less.

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LadyOak

Currently there are 67 gradient sets for Photoshop available, though you must register for free to get those files, but there are even more really good free download files so I really think it’s worth – I registered and nothing bad happened, there must be filled just few required fields and you’re in!

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Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients

This freebie from Dezinerfolio has been create 2 years ago already, but I think anyway you’ll find this useful, if you need quick premade gradient selection.

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Official Adobe Website – Gradient Section

I really don’t know why, but this section doesn’t seem to be very popular, it’s DeviantArt where you can find really beautiful Photoshop resources and actually just everything else too design related. Anyway I found on this site many gradients worth downloading anyway, they have most recent, most popular and highest rated sections to sort out really outdated and not so good looking gradients.

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BrushesDownload

Currently 287 gradient sets for Photoshop (until CS3) and Photoshop Elements available on this site. But that’s not all, you’ll find on this site also brushes, icons and several tutorials there. For me this page was really good discovery.

One more thing – if you create something like that for free, consider this to be one place to put your work on getting back your full credits.

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Free Photoshop : Free Photoshop Gradients

17 very colorful gradients can be found there, again note they are supporting Photoshop (R) CS 3, CS 2, CS 7, 6 and Photoshop (R) Elements 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, PC + MAC OS X. Good thing is you can found there also free styles, brushes, shapes, plugins.

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1000 Free Gradients – Web 2.0 Gradients

Beautiful colorful gradients, you might think they are too simple, but I think right good color code selections are key to success in design and at start or just in rush such freebies really can help to get maximal effect in the shortest time period.

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Free4Photoshop – Free Photoshop Gradients

There are nine free gradient sets every set containing 30 unique gradients including single color, multicolor, transparent etc. You can see examples in live in the screenshot below.

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BioRust – Photoshop Gradients

This is one more site where you need to register in order to download the files, but again I think it’s worth it, Biorust website also offers free fonts, actions, shapes, patterns, website templates – be sure to check them out too in download section.

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Gradient Image Maker

Gradient images are used everywhere in web page design, ie, as the background of form buttons, DIVs, to act as shadows and other interesting visual effects etc. This online tool is created to allow you painlessly generate a gradient image of 3 types, with instant previewing so you get exactly what you had in mind.

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Hand Picked Photoshop Gradients Packs From Deviantart

BOLD gradient pack by Kip0130

This gradient pack with 3 gradients is very popular and I was surprised at first. Then I downloaded those gradients and tried them – simple but very beautiful color selection, so in this case totally more is less.

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Shattereds Gradients by shattereddesigns07

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Gold gradient by ademmm

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Apple Gradients by mppagano

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Soft gradient by ademmm

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4 gradients by Kip0130

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MP: Underwater Gradients by millepetit

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50 Golden Metal Gradients by Adoralyna

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Web 2.0 Photoshop gradients by verbaska

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While browsing on DeviantArt looks like ElvenSword kind of mastered color balance and has very, very good gradient packs and I wanted to feature and thank for here work there. Below is gradient packs created by her and by looking at them you’ll understand my sympathies.

Emerald Dragon Ps Gradients by ElvenSword

30 green gradients for Photoshop.

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Landscape Ps Gradients by ElvenSword

Landscape themes painting bases and/or color blenders.

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Ocean Breeze Psp Gradients by ElvenSword

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Chic Sparkles by ElvenSword

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Vintage Photoshop Gradients by ElvenSword

75 Beautiful vintage Photoshop gradient selection for the vintage, paper, fire, frame, rust, text works, autumn landscape themes, etc.

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Heritage Platinum Ps Gradients by ElvenSword

These gradients are really good color picks resembling many different metal color. I really love these variations.

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AKLPs Gradient Pack 1 by AKLP

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20 soft yellow gradients by KumquatsLair

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20 soft blue gradients by KumquatsLair

20 soft blue gradients

20 soft orange gradients by KumquatsLair

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Vintage Gradients by ARTiK-NL

I enjoy subtle colors and beautiful yet simple variatons in this on.

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51 Gradient Varieties by Liasmani

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88 Gradient Varieties by Liasmani

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66 Gradient Varieties by Liasmani

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43 Gradient Varieties by Liasmani

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Gradients 003: Skin Brightener by purplefeen

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Retroactive Gradients by magdalena-stock

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12 Gradients by kazugfx

Gradient Pack 2 by kazugfx

Now you should be nice list to choose from. I’ll continue also with Part 2 and Part 3 of this article showcasing many more tools, tutorials and actual inspirational web and logo designs which are created using very precise and beautiful gradient effects so stay with us!

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28 Comments Best Comments First
  • Elizabeth

    Saturday, July 11th, 2009 17:17

    2

    Thanks so much! Great collection!

    +3
  • Mike

    Saturday, July 11th, 2009 16:11

    1

    I very rarely get excited about these sort of collections, but obviously a lot of work has gone into gathering this superb resource.

    Duly bookmarked and thank you very much.

    +1
  • Harish

    Friday, January 28th, 2011 11:45

    18

    Superb collection…

    Hey, much time you would have taken to collect all this?
    Thanks a lot for sharing…

    +1
  • Kinedo

    Thursday, March 11th, 2010 19:38

    12

    Very Good Share. I really needed some new ones and was kinda lazy about creating. Thanks.

    0
  • Hillary

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 21:25

    10

    Great post, thank you!

    0
  • Su Hall

    Sunday, March 7th, 2010 02:13

    11

    Fantastic! You brought me EXACTLY what I was needing. Thank you!

    Su

    0
  • venkat

    Thursday, March 25th, 2010 13:55

    13

    thank you somuch, very good collection

    0
  • avn.rocky

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 18:05

    9

    Thanks – That’s great..

    0
  • Coffeeman

    Saturday, February 13th, 2010 18:30

    8

    Thank a lot ;p

    0
  • Jim Gaudet

    Saturday, July 11th, 2009 17:39

    3

    This is great and will save me so much time, except the time to go looking through all these sites…

    0
  • Jay Zuck

    Monday, July 13th, 2009 09:47

    4

    This reminds me that I know a deep dark secret about gradients which I really need to do a tutorial on one of these days. The sets provided are very solid.

    0
  • Luis Lopez

    Monday, July 13th, 2009 19:54

    5

    Excellent kind of collection, thanks for your time looking trough all this sites, to find this gradients.

    0
  • Fische

    Monday, September 14th, 2009 04:26

    7

    very nice,thanks.

    0
  • Feytullah Gökhan

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 08:14

    6

    Thank God. That’s find.

    0
  • acrylic

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 00:50

    14

    Man this has got to be the best compilation of gradients out there. Hats off!!!!

    0
  • Tahnaykay

    Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 20:30

    15

    Thanks A Bunches! for the Gold Gradient

    0
  • Isuranga

    Monday, November 14th, 2011 19:49

    24

    Yes, This post is good for me. I’m designer and just looking for some cool gradients. I found it on here.

    0
  • vivek

    Thursday, December 1st, 2011 05:22

    25

    Great resource..really useful for me

    0
  • Andrew Buckle

    Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 17:58

    26

    Good selection of gradients – particularly like the golden gradients and vintage ones

    0
  • Abhisek

    Sunday, April 1st, 2012 13:47

    28

    They are beautiful Mate :) Used them in my Blog’s Logo. Thanks for the share! Cheers.

    0
  • Ben

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 19:27

    27

    Thank you for sharing. If some fire textures were to be found that would have been great!

    many thanks.

    0
  • Beth

    Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 05:09

    23

    Thank you so much! Your blog is a great resource for designers, I linked to your site in my blog!

    0
  • Sanjeev Kr. Jaiswal

    Sunday, May 8th, 2011 23:20

    22

    Very Nice gradiants.

    0
  • Flinn

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 16:19

    16

    one more of your post is on my bookmarks list…….nice one

    0
  • Suresh

    Thursday, October 21st, 2010 04:18

    17

    Nice post and super gradients…

    0
  • Nishanth

    Monday, February 14th, 2011 23:27

    19

    Good Colection.. Thanks for sharing

    0
  • Nikkip

    Friday, May 6th, 2011 07:25

    21

    Hi,
    I am developing one website and i think i can used the gradients what you have supplied in the blog to us.
    I am the designer by profession and help me lots in my profession

    0
  • MHD

    Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 12:49

    20

    Thank you… very nice gradient ..

    0
  • Abhisek

    Sunday, April 1st, 2012 13:47

    28

    They are beautiful Mate :) Used them in my Blog’s Logo. Thanks for the share! Cheers.

    0
  • Ben

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 19:27

    27

    Thank you for sharing. If some fire textures were to be found that would have been great!

    many thanks.

    0
  • Andrew Buckle

    Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 17:58

    26

    Good selection of gradients – particularly like the golden gradients and vintage ones

    0
  • vivek

    Thursday, December 1st, 2011 05:22

    25

    Great resource..really useful for me

    0
  • Isuranga

    Monday, November 14th, 2011 19:49

    24

    Yes, This post is good for me. I’m designer and just looking for some cool gradients. I found it on here.

    0
  • Beth

    Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 05:09

    23

    Thank you so much! Your blog is a great resource for designers, I linked to your site in my blog!

    0
  • Sanjeev Kr. Jaiswal

    Sunday, May 8th, 2011 23:20

    22

    Very Nice gradiants.

    0
  • Nikkip

    Friday, May 6th, 2011 07:25

    21

    Hi,
    I am developing one website and i think i can used the gradients what you have supplied in the blog to us.
    I am the designer by profession and help me lots in my profession

    0
  • MHD

    Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 12:49

    20

    Thank you… very nice gradient ..

    0
  • Nishanth

    Monday, February 14th, 2011 23:27

    19

    Good Colection.. Thanks for sharing

    0
  • Harish

    Friday, January 28th, 2011 11:45

    18

    Superb collection…

    Hey, much time you would have taken to collect all this?
    Thanks a lot for sharing…

    +1
  • Suresh

    Thursday, October 21st, 2010 04:18

    17

    Nice post and super gradients…

    0
  • Flinn

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 16:19

    16

    one more of your post is on my bookmarks list…….nice one

    0
  • Tahnaykay

    Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 20:30

    15

    Thanks A Bunches! for the Gold Gradient

    0
  • acrylic

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 00:50

    14

    Man this has got to be the best compilation of gradients out there. Hats off!!!!

    0
  • venkat

    Thursday, March 25th, 2010 13:55

    13

    thank you somuch, very good collection

    0
  • Kinedo

    Thursday, March 11th, 2010 19:38

    12

    Very Good Share. I really needed some new ones and was kinda lazy about creating. Thanks.

    0
  • Su Hall

    Sunday, March 7th, 2010 02:13

    11

    Fantastic! You brought me EXACTLY what I was needing. Thank you!

    Su

    0
  • Hillary

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 21:25

    10

    Great post, thank you!

    0
  • avn.rocky

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 18:05

    9

    Thanks – That’s great..

    0
  • Coffeeman

    Saturday, February 13th, 2010 18:30

    8

    Thank a lot ;p

    0
  • Fische

    Monday, September 14th, 2009 04:26

    7

    very nice,thanks.

    0
  • Feytullah Gökhan

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 08:14

    6

    Thank God. That’s find.

    0
  • Luis Lopez

    Monday, July 13th, 2009 19:54

    5

    Excellent kind of collection, thanks for your time looking trough all this sites, to find this gradients.

    0
  • Jay Zuck

    Monday, July 13th, 2009 09:47

    4

    This reminds me that I know a deep dark secret about gradients which I really need to do a tutorial on one of these days. The sets provided are very solid.

    0
  • Jim Gaudet

    Saturday, July 11th, 2009 17:39

    3

    This is great and will save me so much time, except the time to go looking through all these sites…

    0
  • Elizabeth

    Saturday, July 11th, 2009 17:17

    2

    Thanks so much! Great collection!

    +3
  • Mike

    Saturday, July 11th, 2009 16:11

    1

    I very rarely get excited about these sort of collections, but obviously a lot of work has gone into gathering this superb resource.

    Duly bookmarked and thank you very much.

    +1

Comments are closed.

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