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202 Points

Tue, Mar 20, 2012 1:47 PM

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Photoshop: Interactive Gradient Tool

Ability to extend and rotate gradient interactively to get it perfect before you release the mouse button to commit. It's annoying to have to keep redoing the gradient until it looks right, so we really need it interactive.

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170 Messages

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3.8K Points

9 years ago

We need onscreen handles to set up a gradient. The was it`s now working in PS is just trial and error.

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202 Points

I agree interactive edit handles for the gradient tool is what we need. That would be far better than what I mentioned above.

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846 Points

I think this is a good idea guys and I'd like to see it too. I guess that with the recent, and continuing, move to a more GPU based interface this might now be possible. How about something similar to Illustrator's gradient widget?

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202 Points

9 years ago

I agree interactive edit handles for the gradient tool is what we need. That would be far better than how I mentioned it above.

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1.2K Points

9 years ago

No matter where I place a gradient, the effect extends to the top or bottom of the image, and is not confined to the bounds I setup.

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195.8K Points

9 years ago

Did you make a selection to confine the result to a particular area?

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1.2K Points

9 years ago

Sorry should have said in lightroom...

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72 Points

8 years ago

Applying Gradients in Photoshop is a hit or miss exercise. You draw your line, at which time there is no live feedback, and then you let go to create the gradient. If you do not like it, you start over with a new gradient.

It would be nice to have a gradient editor like there is in InDesign and Illustrator. PS could store a vector based gradient on a layer as a smart object so it could be edited later. Or handle it similar to other vector objects in Photoshop like Text and Paths.

Any chance for this? CS6.5?

Thanks

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can we get editable Gradients in Photoshop ala InDesign or Illustrator.

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That's true using the gradient tool, but you can edit and preview if you use a gradient fill layer or a gradient overlay style.

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72 Points

True, that will work in some cases. though not on a layer mask where I use it most. Come to think of it, a vector mask would be the perfect place to introduce an editable vector-based gradient tool.

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72 Points

Exactly. The first thing I wanted to do was create a gradient on a mask, and it was impossible to create the necessary gradient in Photoshop.  I ended up bringing the image into Shake, creating the gradient in a few seconds, and rendering out a PNG.

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8 years ago

Here's an example of interactive gradient tool in Inkscape:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...

But the current gradient behavior has it's uses so include a toggle checkmark at the top bar with the other gradient tool options.

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100 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Visual gradient instead of only a line while using the gradient tool.

Please add visual gradient while applying (like in Paint.NET).
So when you're applying your gradient, you can actually see the gradient instead of only a line. This way I can use the exactly the gradient I want and not have to constantly Redo it

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100 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Suggestion for Gradient Tool in Elements.

Option for the Gradient Tool in PSE. Right now when you apply a gradient you get a positioning line, when you let go of the mouse the gradient is applied. It would be nice to have the option of seeing the gradient while you are positioning it instead of having to wait until after. I would make this an option and not a replacement of the current method. The precision of the placement line is nice, but sometimes having an option to preview the gradient while placing it would also be highly useful.

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72 Points

3 years ago

Here we are SIX YEARS later, and Photoshop's gradient tool is still an embarrassing insult to customers.  Get it together, Photoshop team; there's no excuse for this: