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Anthony Uccello
Layer not directly editable
on Jun 5, 2008 at 6:34:19 pm

Hi,

I have a layer I am trying to add a gradient to but it keeps telling me the layer is not directly editable.

Basically, I have a smaller rectangular box within a bigger one. I can apply the gradient to the big box, but it won't let me apply it to the small one ("the content of this layer is not directly editable"). How can I work around this and edit the layer?

Thanks!

Anthony


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ekim wahs
Re: Layer not directly editable
on Jun 6, 2008 at 8:12:12 pm

sounds like you have a shape layer. Try rasterizing the layer. If you want the shape to remain a vector mask create a new layer and drag (or option drag to copy) the vector mask to it and apply the gradient you want to the new layer.

Mike Shaw
Photoshop QE


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Anthony Uccello
Re: Layer not directly editable
on Jun 6, 2008 at 9:43:14 pm

Thanks for the advice, it worked perfectly!!!

Cheers!!



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Wilmer Velez
Re: Layer not directly editable
on Oct 21, 2012 at 4:35:33 pm

Im having the same problem but on Photoshop CS6

Im a bit frustrated with the New CS6. I tried rasterizing the shape image and clicking on the top menu where it says transparency, on and off . But I can't apply a gradient like I use to in Photoshop CS4.

Why Adove had to move the menus and tools bars around? Now I have to click more times in different places for the same actions.

Thanks to creativecow and you guys.

WV


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