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I have created a colour gradient I wish to use, but when I go to Blending Options > Gradient Overlay it applies the gradient but only in black and white (suddenly my colours are only grey/black/white.

I've checked the settings by going to Image > Mode > RGB and that is fine. I've also checked the colour settings under Edit > Colour settings > SRGB so I am at a loss as to why it keeps doing this.

Does anyone know what I need to do?

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have you checked your layer blending mode properly? –  Ibrahim Nov 18 '13 at 18:12
Ensure you don't have a layer mask highlighted. –  Scott Nov 18 '13 at 19:37
The blending mode should be set to normal and is found in a list at the top of your layers panel and contains terms like Multiply, Subtract, Hard Light, etc... –  Bart Arondson Nov 18 '13 at 23:25
Hi Bart, yes thats set to normal. Totally bizarre how it only changes the colour mode once I add the gradient layer. –  user17674 Nov 19 '13 at 21:02
Thanks guys for your suggestions thus far :) –  user17674 Nov 19 '13 at 21:02
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The default color for gradient is black and white.
Make sure that you didn't skip some steps and click ok button before color it.

3 Steps to make sure that you already color it.

  1. Start with Blending Option >> Gradient Overlay
  2. Click the B/W gradient to change it.
  3. Gradient Editor popup, you can change what color you want.


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