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How do I pick the center point for a radial gradient that has been applied via layer effect to a shape? It's defaulting to the center of my shape but I want the gradient's center point to be near the top of my shape instead. Anyone?


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Click and drag the gradient fill into position while the Layer Style dialogue box is still open.

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I first thought about creating a duplicate of the shape as a clipping mask for the original shape, give the clipping mask desired gradient fill effect and move it to the wanted position. Or creating layers from the effects (second-click the effect list -> Create layers) and move them about. But this is more elegant and better answer (of which I didn't know of). – koiyu Jan 22 '11 at 23:39
Wow. Thank you! That wasn't very obvious! :-D – user369 Jan 27 '11 at 20:23
wow thanks, that's so annoying! in CS6 when I dragged the gradient without the gradient dialog open I could see it move then it would jump back when I release the mouse button. confusing! – Anentropic Jun 28 '15 at 16:10

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