Recently my Photoshop got upgraded to version 24.5.0 and creating a gradient mask using quick mask no longer works.
Before the upgrade I could do QG, do a gradient fill and Q and a gradient mask is created.
With the new version, when I do QG and do a gradient fill, the quick mask is turned off and the gradient fill happens in a new layer as shown below!
How do I get back to the previous behaviour?
With the Gradient Tool selected enable Classic Gradient in the tool options bar before using in the Quick Mask Mode.
Doesn't work in the Windows version
Hello @Green Baron thank you for bringing this to our attention. I'd like to understand a bit more of the steps in your workflow. Could you let me know what is it that you are trying to achieve and the steps taken?
I am trying to create a gradient mask for an adjustment layer.
My workflow is
In the new version, when I execute step 2, it will exit quick mask mode and create a new layer with a gradient fill instead of remaining in quick mask mode and create a gradient in quick mask
The above will work as expected for a Brush but does not work now for Gradient fill
Thank you for the response. As mentioned above, the tool needs to be switched to Classic gradient. We realized this is adding an extra step. We are reviwieng this workflow right now. I'll post news once I have them.
I too use the Quick Mask and gradient tool in this mothod. Cannot express how frustating it is to have been changed.
This doesn't work in classic mode as well.
the 2nd screen shot shows what happened when I do gradient fill under quick mask.
You have to be sure the Gradient Tool is set to Classic Gradient on the left hand side of the tool options bar.
The Classic on the right hand side of the tool options bar refers to the older gradient Method (interpolation) versus the new gradient Methods: Perceptual and Linear.
I was looking at the wrong one. It is working now !
Why not just revert back to the way it has working great for the past 25+ years? Now it is broken and my workflow is ruined and I can't find a way to do it now.
Exactly! Just give us the option to use the new too or the old way.