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BUG:transparent gradient tool not transparent, fills in solid

New Here ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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I was having some issues earlier with the linear gradient tool adding a large chunk of solid color before the gradient, instead of being a smooth transition from opacity so I reset my tools and restarted Photoshop. After restarting the problem got even worse and now just fills in a solid chunk with no gradient whatsoever when trying to use transparent tools. !

Instead the default transparent tool looks like this:

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even though all its default settings are normal:

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updating Photoshop and resetting tools hasn't fixed this error.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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It look like you gradient thumbnails are being scaled?  The gradient in the gradient editor look OK and you does not show any gradient in the image window.

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Hi. ¿Maybe, have you tried resetting the preferences?

Marlon Ceballos.

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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i've tried resetting all tools to their default value

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Can you share a screenshot of how the gradient looks?

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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What OS version and what version of Photoshop???

JJMack

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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I'm using windows 10 and the latest version of Photoshop since I just updated the program to try and fix the problem

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LEGEND ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Updating the app does not build a new Preferences file. Choose Preferences > General, click on the Reset Preferences,  then restart Photoshop.

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Is that the preview windows version 10 1903 or what I'm using

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Make sure you have Transparency checked in the tool options bar.

without transparency checked

grad1.png

with Transparency checked

grad2.png

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New Here ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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that fixed part of the problem. however I'm still suffering from a major banding issue where there's a giant chunk of space that solids color instead of being a "smooth" transition to complete black

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Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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Are you editing in 8bit ot 16bit color mode 8bit usually has visible banding you show 8bit RGB....

JJMack

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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Did you ever solve this issue? It's happening to me as well. I'm currently in the middle of a full class load, so I don't  have time to troubleshoot. I can set the layer to multiple and thwart the issue to some degree sometiems.. but that's a bad work around with very particular applications.

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