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Hi, 

I hope someone can help me with the issue I am having. In photoshop, I would make a shape and use a mask to fade out the edges. When I use the shortcut "x" to switch from foreground and background or vise versa, the color of the shape will change as well. I would have to undo and then paint over the mask. I would have to repeate the process again to make a switch.  Is there a way to avoide the changing of the color of the shape whne I switch my foreground and background.??

P.S} This issue also applies when you switch the foreground and background manualy. 

I am using a PC platform 

Looking foward to the reply. 

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Hi, 

I hope someone can help me with the issue I am having. In photoshop, I would make a shape and use a mask to fade out the edges. When I use the shortcut "x" to switch from foreground and background or vise versa, the color of the shape will change as well. I would have to undo and then paint over the mask. I would have to repeate the process again to make a switch.  Is there a way to avoide the changing of the color of the shape whne I switch my foreground and background.??

P.S} This issue also applies when you switch the foreground and background manualy. 

I am using a PC platform 

Looking foward to the reply. 

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I don't seem to be able to replicate that here in CC v22.1. As long as I click on the mask in the layers panel (and not on the shape) only the foreground and background for painting on the mask are changed. Switching back to the shape , the foreground and background are not swapped.

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Hi Dave, 

yes, I have the mask selected when I do the switch. I forgot to mention this happens only when I am using a graidient. Not a Solid color. Please let me know if this happens on your end?

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No they are still independent using a shape with a gradient fill. Can you show a screenshot, or two, and I will try and replicate exactly what you are doing

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Hi Dave, 

Sure.. first picture, I made a shape using a pen tool. I made a graident fill, it was a color gradient, so I changed it to black and white. I add a mask and paint over the mask.

jonathan_22_1-1610115821448.png

Now I want to switch , so  I press "X" and now my shape changed color to what I had previously. See below

jonathan_22_2-1610115996792.png

... I had to undo to get back my b/w graifent and then paint my mask. The mask is selcected.   This the issue I have been experiencing. 

 

 

 

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"my shape changed color to what I had previously"

 

To confirm: the shape was green and red before you made it b&w? Can you try it again with the History panel open? Do you see anything there that explains the color shift when you press "X"?

 

~ Jane

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Hi

Thanks for the screenshots.  I still could not replicate that.

I would do the following :

1. Save your presets and actions

2. Reset Preferences (Preferences >General >Reset Preferences on Quit)

 

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Yes it was green and red before. I tried it again and this what happened.... see picture before

jonathan_22_1-1610132324906.png

it acted like an action when I click on "x" to make the switch. 

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Are you saying you pressed "X" one time and all four "Set Shape Layer Fill" steps appeared? Possibly something has taken over your X key shortcut, but you might want to follow Dave's directions to Reset Preferences.

 

~ Jane

 

 

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