# Photoshop - can not edit the gradient map layer

I am having a problem when using gradient tool, when I create a gradient map layer, photoshop shows "Could not use the gradient tool because the content of the layer is not directly editable."

Here is a 26 seconds video about the problem: https://youtu.be/jbKbvHF6evs

I am following the instruction below, it works at the past but it is not working now

• Well, the thing you are doing with the Gradient tool seems like an extra step and I'm not sure why you are doing it. Are you trying to use it on the Layer Mask? You can use it on that layer only if you first click/select the Layer Maskon that layer (the white box next to where you clicked in the video). — Maybe I missed something, but I don't understand why the gradient map doesn't visibly fill the document as soon as you make it... That's the real mystery. – Joonas Mar 2 '18 at 11:23