Using gradients in PhotoShop is almost unavoidable.
This quick guide will run through creating a transparent gradient.

  • Let’s start with a 640×480 image with background gradient.
  • Add some text to use our fade on.
  • Add a layer mask to our text.
  • Press SHIFT+D to set foreground as black / background as white.
  • Select the gradient tool.
  • Select foreground to background or foregroung to transparent.
  • Use the gradient on your text.
  • A simple idea with many uses!