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Gradients won't run vertical

Community Beginner ,
Apr 18, 2020

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I just had to reinstall Photoshop CC 2020 and now when I try to do a vertical gradient (top to bottom), it makes it diagonal instead. If I move the curser bottom to top, it goes horizontal. I hold down the shift key and it still does this. I am also unable to change the transition area. It seems as though the gradient doesn't listen to me at all and just acts like I dragged and dropped it in. Any idea how to fix this?

Have you reset the Tool yet? 

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What about Gradient Layers? 

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Gradients won't run vertical

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I just had to reinstall Photoshop CC 2020 and now when I try to do a vertical gradient (top to bottom), it makes it diagonal instead. If I move the curser bottom to top, it goes horizontal. I hold down the shift key and it still does this. I am also unable to change the transition area. It seems as though the gradient doesn't listen to me at all and just acts like I dragged and dropped it in. Any idea how to fix this?

Have you reset the Tool yet? 

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What about Gradient Layers? 

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

 

Have you tried using Gardient Layers instead? 

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Have you reset the Tool yet? 

resetGradientTool.jpg

 

What about Gradient Layers? 

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That worked! Thank you! How bizarre that it defaulted to a gradient that couldn't go vertical on a fresh reinstall. Thank you so very much!

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Resetting the tool did NOT work for me.  Is there any other way to fix this?  I cannot get the tool to work properly at all as a Linear gradient.

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LEGEND ,
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Could you please post a screenshot with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) and dialogs visible? 

What is the result you get? 

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I ended up restarting photoshop and it worked.  However, the problem is reoccuring.  Other issues have popped up too, like the clone stamp tool suddenly going haywire.  I'm not sure if it's because my file is large or what.

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What have you done for trouble-shooting so far? 

Restoring Preferences after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved might be a good starting point:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html

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