Gradient Tool Is Extrememly Dated & Needs Massive Improvement

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The gradient tool is poor in Photoshop. Even in Adobe Fireworks which Adobe EOL'd back in 2013 the gradient tool is light years ahead in terms of funtionality and userbility. Fireworks has advanced gradient options like satin, starburst and folds and live editing of gradients that is way more untuitive and better than Photoshop.  No I dont want to make round trips between Illustrator and Photoshop either....  I don't know how a tool that is supposed to be the industry standard can be so backward, You EOL the best screen design tool ever then expect people to use Photoshop, Illustrator and XD in its place....
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Agree 100%. I think a lot of us have been asking at least for a Gradient Annotator like AI has since it first got one. It's so basic to image editing, you'd think. . . . but apparently you'd be wrong.

Seriously, the Gradient Annotator wouldn't replace cherished methods for interacting with gradients. It wouldn't be hard to learn to use. It wouldn't have to mess with anyone's keyboard shortcuts or muscle memory.  It wouldn't take reinventing the wheel, just adapting it to a different carriage. You draw a line out, you edit the gradient on the spot.

Instead of draw a line out. Undo. Draw it again. Undo. Guess again. Undo. . . I guess we should think of all the exercise our hands get drawing that gradient line over and over and over again. Our patience gets exercised too. LOL

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