The following list are sets of great websites that you can easily clip cool color gradients from. Most of the research was done using DeviantArt so alongside each link there will also be a link to the user’s profile. You never know when they might make something else interesting.
Also, be choosy. Don’t just go around downloading gradient sets hully gully. Take your time to find the best ones. Your design will thank you for it. Without further adieu, 36 great color gradient sets:
LadyOak features 67 free gradient sets for Photoshop. You’ll have to register though.
File these gradients under “oldies but goodies.” Useful and quick pre-made gradients.
The one. The only. The official. A handy set of free gradients by the company that started it all. It’s all organized to make it easiest for the users so have at it.
This site features hundreds of free gradient sets, in addition to brushes, icons and more. A really great discovery.
17 very good gradients can be found here. They support Photoshop (R) CS 3, CS 2, CS 7, 6 and Photoshop (R) Elements 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, PC + MAC OS X. There are also free styles, brushes, shapes, plugins here.
It is what it sounds like. 1000 free gradients. Knock yourself out
This site features nine free sets with 30 gradients each.
Biorust is another site that commands registration but it is worth it. The website also offers free fonts, actions, shapes, patterns, website templates – be sure to check them out too in download section.
AKLPs Gradient Pack 1 by AKLP
That’s it for now! Enjoy, and remember: Each useful gradient pack is like a rare and mysterious unicorn.