How do I make a gradient with color stops that would use the foreground or background colors instead of a particular color? I know there are some preset gradients that use foreground and background colors, but, would like to create my own. For instance, edit the metal gradient and instead of having a "gold" gradient have the gradient be the foreground color? I am using PSE 2021 on a Mac.
Your custom preset will be added to the gradient panel.
@Greg_S. thanx for replying. It is hard to know how to explain what I want to do. I would like the gradient I make to use the foreground or background color automatically without me having to change the colors of the stops. I was hunting a way to tell the color stop to always use the forground color or always use the background color. The color stop itself would have the little checkerboard pattern inside it like the preloaded "foreground to background" gradient does.
If you only want one of the colors to be in the gradient, in other words foreground to transparent, use the second icon.
If you want to use the background color, instead, before you open the grandient tool, press the keyboard shortcut X and the background/foreground colors are switched.
I knew about the foreground to background gradient in the default panel, but, when I tried to add a stop it was just a color stop not a background or foreground stop. Well, I finally figured out, if i click on the forground stop and add a stop it will be a foreground stop. If I click on the background stop my added stop will be a background stop. in the screenshot below there is one "dedicated color" color stop that is green and all the rest of the stops are foreground or background stops. @Greg_S. Thanx for helping me solve my own question!