I was recently playing a game, and saw a nice loading indicator that I wanted to try making myself.

Gradient Circle Loading Indicator

I’m using Adobe Photoshop Elements 14, and I tried making a circle with a transparent center and seeing if there was a paint-bucket-like tool for gradients. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a way. So is there a way this can be done in elements or do I need Photoshop CC?

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    – mrserge
    Jan 8, 2019 at 9:36

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I found a way to do it is using the Elliptical Marquee Tool to select a circle with the shift key. After that I used the Gradient Tool for the gradient and added a white circle on top.

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