New gradient layer opens up black to transparent

Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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Hello, 

Using PS 2022, Catalina 10.15

My understanding is that when you open a new gradient layer, the layer should be solid and filled, by default, with the colors you have as the background and foreground colors. But in my case, it is opening with a black to transparent gradient. Which is not what I want.

Any advice?

Thank you!

 

This is what I get, even is my foreground and background color are red and blue. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 27, 2022 Mar 27, 2022
The default on my station seems to be »Color to Transparent«, too, and no way to override it has come to my mind so far.  Same thing for Photoshop 2020. 

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Mar 27, 2022 Mar 27, 2022

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My understanding is that when you open a new gradient layer, the layer should be solid and filled, by default, with the colors you have as the background and foreground colors.

What is this assumptions based on? 

 

Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

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Mar 27, 2022 Mar 27, 2022

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Hi, 

The assumption is based on something I heard in a couple of tutorials :(...maybe it used to be like that?

I know how to edit the gradient, but that takes extra steps. I thought I could get my default gradient layer not to be transparent.

 

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The default on my station seems to be »Color to Transparent«, too, and no way to override it has come to my mind so far. 

Same thing for Photoshop 2020. 

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Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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That's useful, thanks!. Now, I know that there is not such a foreground/background color defaul.

 

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Mar 27, 2022 Mar 27, 2022

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I've no idea what the default is or is supposed to be - but you set gradient type here:

fill1.png

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Mar 27, 2022 Mar 27, 2022

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yes, I heard about the default in a tutorial and that is how it work in this person's computer, maybe it was an old version of PS? I can't find the tutorial anymore.

In any case, thanks. I know how to edit the gradient, but I was hoping to save me some steps by getting a default that is not transparent.

 

Thanks again

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