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Rainbow Tutorial

Creating a rainbow in Photshop is easy thanks to the preset gradient named "Russell's Rainbow". I will start with this picture using the render_clouds technique and the grass_brush.

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Next you will want to make sure you are in the proper gradient group. Select the "Special Effects" group from the drop down menu.

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Now you will need to select the rainbow gradient and you are ready to create.

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You will also need to make sure that the radial gradient is selected.

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Now create a new layer. In my case here where I have control over the other layers of my picture, I will put the rainbow layer in between the sky and the grass with the grass layer being on top.

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With the gradient tool and your rainbow layer selected, drag across the layer to create a rainbow. If you do not like what you see, hit Ctrl+z and try it again.

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Now set the layer blend mode to "screen" from the drop down menu.

And there you have it. If it seems a bit dark on your picture, reduce the opacity of the rainbow layer a bit.

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Now it you are trying to put a rainbow on a picture that you do not have control over, you will have to do a bit of erasing to get how much of the rainbow you want in the picture.

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Either way you should be able to create the same result.

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