Cannot drag and drop gradients on images in Photoshop 2021 - Windows 10

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Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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I am trying to apply a gradient to the image - I am using the most up to  date photoshop program 2021 on windows 10

 

I can create a gradient on an image by the "older" method of selecting the gradient and then click and drag the curser on the image and change blend mode to color - the range of editing options at that point seems more limited

 

When I try to use the newer method to click and drag the selected gradient "out" the box containing the available gradients to drop it on the image, the icon for the gradient will not pass beyond the dark borders of the "box" containing the available gradients ie I cannot perform the "drag and drop" feature. This was previously working well - I have not changed anything within the computer or programme (that I am aware of anyway).

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021
My guess is that you are trying to drag gradients from the drop down panel when using the Gradient tool.  That doesn't work.  You need to open the Gradient panel from the Windows panel You can then create a new layer and select it, and simply click one of the gradients.  It's actually a really cool feature.

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Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Hi there,

Sorry to hear that you're not able to apply gradients by dragging and dropping them onto the image. Could you please record and share a video here? It would be helpful for us to review the video because I am able to drag and drop the gradients at my end.

Also, try resetting Photoshop's preferences and see how it goes. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

 

Note: Make sure that you back up all your custom presets, brushes & actions before restoring Photoshop's preferences. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preset-migration.html

 

Regards,
Sahil

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My guess is that you are trying to drag gradients from the drop down panel when using the Gradient tool.  That doesn't work.  You need to open the Gradient panel from the Windows panel

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You can then create a new layer and select it, and simply click one of the gradients.  It's actually a really cool feature.

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Thank you - that was was what was happening - all is well

 

I must have known that at some point but it had slipped away from my memory

 

Thank you so very much

Ian

 

 

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