What techniques are out there that allow you to create a gradient like the ones pictured above? Is this a product of a specific brush set? Or is there some type of Noise Manipulation / Gradient Pattern going on in this image?
A simple way to do this is to create a gradient that goes from black to 0% opacity white (it won't work if you use 100% opacity white)
Then change the layer blend mode to
You could also convert the layer to a
Smart Object to "save" the effect so you can then add extra blending options such as