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Paul Roper
Uneditable gradient stroke/fill outside of a shape group
on Mar 5, 2012 at 8:06:52 pm

Has anyone else discovered this annoyance (bug?):

Create a shape.
Apply a Gradient Stroke or Gradient Fill.
Drag the shape out of the Group (Rectangle, Ellipse, etc) along with its gradient fill or stroke.
The start/end points of the gradient disappear from screen (no matter what tool or what shape/setting is selected).

If I then create a new Group (empty) and drag the shape and its gradient stroke/fill into this group, the gradient start/end points magically re-appear.

Is this for some deliberate reason or is it a bug (which is probably too late to fix before the release of CS6!)?

- Paul


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David Ghast
Re: Uneditable gradient stroke/fill outside of a shape group
on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:07:30 pm

Um, they dont magically reappear, the gradient/fill settings are stored with the shape, not the group (shape layer).


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Paul Roper
Re: Uneditable gradient stroke/fill outside of a shape group
on Mar 8, 2012 at 6:50:30 pm

They do magically disappear and reappear. If you're interested, try this:

Create a shape layer, say a rectangle. You will get "Shape Layer 1", containing "Contents", containing "Rectangle 1" containing "Rectangle Path 1, Stroke 1, Gradient Fill 1 and Transform: Rectangle 1".

If it's not already, change the fill to a gradient fill.

Drag Rectangle Path 1, Stroke 1 and Gradient Fill 1 out of the group "Rectangle 1". No matter what you click on and with which tool, the start/end points of the gradient do not appear. You can edit the values directly in the timeline, but the points never appear on screen in the comp. If you then create a new group and drag those same shape components into it, lo and behold there's you edit points again.

I'm using CS5.5 on a Mac, if it makes any difference.

- Paul


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Paul Roper
Re: Uneditable gradient stroke/fill outside of a shape group
on Sep 13, 2012 at 4:03:19 pm

Bah....this bug still hasn't been fixed in CS6, despite me reporting it to Adobe.


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