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?
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.
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.