Creating a simple gradient layer in a document. When I try to reposition the radial gradient I have made I get an error message: "Could not use the gradient tool because the content of the layer is not directly editable" Can anyone help? I am sure it is a simple issue I have overlooked.
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are you on the "correct layer"?
Could you please show us a screenshot with opened layers panel, please?
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Thank you for the screenshot.
You created a gradient layer. For editing --> double click the yellow/transparent icon in your layers panel. (It is not possible to use the Gradient Tool on a gradient layer. This tool only works on pixel layers.)
yes, I am aware that I cretaed a gradient layer and I know how to edit the gradient. The problem is that now that I have created a radial gradient I cannot move it around to a new location. Multiple teaching videos show this as a possibilty but I cannot seem to do it on this or any other file I have tried.
Double click on the gradient icon in the layer, select the gradient and move around where you want.
Like I said before:
If that works for you
Thanks very much. The key was moving the gradient while the dialogue box was still open. I was editing the gradient then closing the dialog box (or panel) before attempting the repositioning. My Bad.
I was having the same problem, now I know that the dialogue box needs to be open/active in order to move the gradient. Very helpful thread here.
Glad, that i could help.
hi, i dont understand the answer to the question, i have the same issue, i cant drag a gradient either. thank you
Also, have the same issue, all dialog boxes are closed, Photoshot 2021
I figured out, that the small window with the gradient settings needs to be opened, not closed as I thought. In this case, I can move the gradient.