I'm currently running PS 2020 on Windows 10. In the past, I could use the gradient tool to add multiple gradients to a layer. Now every time I use the tool more than once on the same layer, it erases the previous gradient and leaves only the most recent one. Is there any way I can correct this? Or do I have to add a new layer for every individual gradient I apply?
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Either, set a blend mode for the gradient tool or apply each gradient to a new layer and blend/mask the layers. I would always go for the latter (separate layers) as it is easy to make alterations later.
The gradients need to go from the hue/color to transparent and not color to color. For example, use Black to Transparent and not Black to White
This is the answer. Thank you.
hey, set the mode of gradient TO MULTIPLE. I faced the same issue on PS2020 and it worked! It will allow you to apply many gradients without creating new layers and blending them later.
That's what the first reply , given back in 2019, says "....set a blend mode for the gradient tool..." 🙂
Can you help me with this problem ? I am facing the same issue.
If you have the same issue does the answer given earlier help i.e. either, set a blend mode for the gradient tool or apply each gradient to a new layer and blend/mask the layers? I would always go for the latter (separate layers) as it is easy to make alterations later.
So I just updated to PS2021 and I am also trying to apply a gradient mask to an image. In the past I could add one mask and then had, I think, and "Add" option so I could lay down one gradient and then another within the same layer mask. I guess I am not seeing "TO MULTIPLE" in the mode dropdown list. Can you please clarify or maybe we are talking about two different things here. Thanks!
Gradient tool blend modes can still be used on masks as well as on normal layers.
In the attached example I first use a gradient left to right then set the tool to "Multiply" and used it top to bottom
Thank you!!! this has been driving me nuts all day lol.
What I'd like to do is file a class action lawsuit on Adobe for forcing us into program changes that take hours of our time to re-learn how to do simple things. It's absurd how complex they made making a simple gradient.
What changes? Making a gradient is as simple as it always was.
When I try to do a gradient to transparent, I suddenly can't do multiple gradients on the same image b/c every time I try, the second one cancels the first one. In other words, if I do a gradient to transparent on the left side of an image and then do a second one on the right side, the left side gradient is reset to the way it orginally was and only the right side gradient appears.
So when making multiple gradients the answer is as above - use blend modes on the gradient tool to combine the second gradient with the first.
This has not changed , it has always worked this way.
Make sure you are NOT selecting "Multiply" from the "Layer" Tab dropdown.
You have to select "Multiply" from the Gradient's "Mode" dropdown.