Photoshop: Foreground and Background Gradient Colors Switching

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Opening a PSD with gradients that use foreground or background color to that same color changes those gradients to be the new foreground or background color if that's changed since last saving the PSD.
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Matt McDaniel

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Chris Cox

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Yes. You specified a gradient that should use the foreground and background colors, not specific colors.
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Chris Cox

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Which specific version of Photoshop are you using?
Which OS version?
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Matt McDaniel

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Photoshop 13.0 x64 and OS X 10.8.2
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First, go install the updates. You should be on 13.0.4 or 13.1.2.
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Should I report that the updater wasn't offering an update for Photoshop?

Just tried to install 13.0.4 via the download link at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/ and got:

Adobe Photoshop 13.0.4
Installation failed. Error Code: U44M2P7

Is the issue something that you've patched? Your first response made it sound like what I was experience was by design...
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I'm not positive, since we've fixed a lot of issues since 13.0.

The updater error means that you've moved or deleted files that need to be updated. Fastest way to get it fixed is to reinstall 13.0, then run the update.
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Just un-installed and re-installed the entire CS6 collection, then tried 13.0.4:

Adobe Photoshop 13.0.4
Done with Errors. Error Code: U44M2P6

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Did anyone check to see if the issue I reported is by-design? Because it seems strange that this only happens with shape layers with gradient fills.
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... Any advice? Now it's more frustrating that I can't update.
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Check the user forums for installing/updating -- usually that sort of error means that files have been removed or modified and the updater can't find them.
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Dude. I un-installed and re-installed and got the error. If that error's coming from things not being in the right place, then the install is broken.

More importantly, you seem to be ignoring the original issue I'm reporting here. Is it something that you guys are aware of on 13.0? Can you confirm that it's not happening in the later versions? I'm a little concerned since the first response was that it was behaving as designed when that's surely not the case.