Photoshop: Missing gradients in the right panel

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Hi guys. I have a question. I have lost my work space I had added for myself. So now I have created a new one, but can't find under the tap "Windows" the gradients and also the transparency to use and put in the right panel. I'm using Photoshop CC, not connected to the Adobe library , Anyone can help me out? Thanks...
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> "Windows" the gradients and also the transparency to use and put in the right panel. >

You want to load your saved Gradients to the spot where they will be accessible everywhere you can use them? If so, if you choose Edit > Presets>  Preset Manager, you can choose Gradients from the dropdown list, then choose Load and navigate to your saved gradients. They'll be available when you select the Gradient tool and when you choose to create a Gradient Overlay for a layer style.

You can also create/save/load gradients in the Options bar when the Gradient tool is active, or load gradients while in the Layers Style dialog in the Gradient Overlay section. There is no Gradient panel under the Window menu in PS CC. You might be thinking of Illustrator's Gradient panel? I wish PS had one, and the Gradient Annotator tool to go with it.  Illustrator also has a separate Transparency panel, but PS CC doesn't. In PS, transparency is everywhere.
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Ahhh yeah, it's true. I was confused with Illustrator. The Gradients and Transparency as well are in Illustrator. Must time I work with Illustrator first and for other things I switch over to Photoshop. And there the confusing came. Probably I haven work with Photoshop for a time.

Thanks so much for your clear and understanding answer.
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> Thanks so much for your clear and understanding answer.>

You're welcome. It's such an easy mistake for any of us to make. It just seems that PS should have a Gradient panel. Transparency is everywhere in PS, so much more difficult to control that through a panel without rewriting the entire app, but PS is WAY behind in gradients. The Gradient Annotator has been out for a very long time now, and PS has shown no interest in improving its own gradient feature. <sigh> Gradients are useful, indeed necessary for masks, not just coloring, so I have to hope improvements is somewhere on their radar.