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Gradient Masking No Longer Working

Community Beginner ,
Jun 15, 2023 Jun 15, 2023

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In the latest update to PhotoShop and the Beta version, I noticed that gradient masks are no longer working like they used to (again). It's one of PhotoShop's most powerful tools, and I am incredibly frustrated that this is being tampered with. Please tell me if this can be fixed or if I need to learn a new workaround for selecting with gradients in quick mask mode. 
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Community Expert , Jun 15, 2023 Jun 15, 2023

With the Gradient Tool selected enable Classic Gradient in the tool options bar before using in the Quick Mask Mode.

 

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Jun 15, 2023 Jun 15, 2023

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With the Gradient Tool selected enable Classic Gradient in the tool options bar before using in the Quick Mask Mode.

 

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Sep 28, 2023 Sep 28, 2023

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Hi there! I tried using these settings. Gradients in masks are still not working for me. I've tried all the settings in your post as well as following an Adobe tutorial. Gradient masking is something I would use almost daily before Beta came out and now it just doesn't work at all anymore. 😞

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 15, 2023 Jun 15, 2023

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Thank you for the feedback but unfortunately that didn't work for me. Instead, it's creating a gradient layer and shows black, not the chosen pink mask color. It also isn't making the mask channel either. Yes, I am in mask mode...and no it's not working. 

Appreciate your tips and any others! 🙂

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 15, 2023 Jun 15, 2023

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My apologies - I selected the wrong "classic gradient" - there are two in the menu bar! I looked closer at your uploaded image and found the option. THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is what I needed. 👏

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Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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Same issue and very fristrated - this is one of the best tools - please bring this masking technique back for users 

 

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