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Gradient tool changes in Photoshop Beta.

Explorer ,
Jul 03, 2023 Jul 03, 2023

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Re: changes to the Gradient tool.

Please! You took a tool I use constantly, daily, and made it frustrating and annoying. 

 

  1. Make the new circle overlay go away. It makes it harder, not easier, to visualize what I'm doing. It's really in the way. If you must have it, simply provide a box to uncheck so I can hide it as a default setting for the tool. 

  2.  I could already make a separate gradient layer via the adjustment layers, but in most cases I DO NOT want a separate layer, I want to use the gradient to draw directly on a layer mask, or in my case, on a special non-destructive dodge and burn layer (a layer filled with 50% gray, set to soft light blending mode) The Beta insists even in 'Classic' mode, on making a new layer. Extremely frustrating. Again, if you think this is something users will like, at least give us a choice and allow us to set with or without a new layer as a default tool preference. 
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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2023 Jul 03, 2023

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Same thing. This new version just makes things more complicated. Now you have to place a single gradient, adjust them, and then create a new layer, when it was very much easier before, just placing then with fluidity. It's very frustrating and breaks my workflow. Adobe should do something about.

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Explorer ,
Jul 03, 2023 Jul 03, 2023

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Yes! Let's hope they listen. Thanks for adding your voice to the discussion!

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Explorer ,
Jul 03, 2023 Jul 03, 2023

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Just found the solution to revert the Gradient tool back to Classic Mode.
There are TWO places where Adobe had put buttons saying, "Classic Mode" One
of them (the one on the right side) doesn't work, but the other one does.
It's hidden way over to the left of the gradient choice where the word
'Gradient " appears. It's actually a dropdown menu that has the Classic
Mode choice, and voila, Classic mode. Thanks to the person who responded in
the forum.

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Explorer ,
Aug 16, 2023 Aug 16, 2023

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Thanks, @wimosis, for the fix to this weird problem.  The gradient tool 'upgrade' is a head scratcher--it is emulating the Illustrator gradient tool, which is a time-waster for me.

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Explorer ,
Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

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This is madening!  I've used this program for decades.  NEVER has this ever been an issue.  I tried changing to classic gradient, nothing happens.  I've tried changing it on the left side of the screen, still the same problem.  Then I can't change colors at all!!!  I'm in gradient, I use the eyedropper tool chose a color, it shows in the color box but NOT on the gradient tool!!!  I'm loosing money on this crap change they did!!!

 

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Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

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I tried this but it didn't work.  I wish it did! I still can't change colors and it STILL creates a new layer.

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