I am just wanting the gradient bar slider to stay when I am using the gradient tool. Whenever I click and drag it disappears? I am not sure what it is called but I found an image in the photoshop application it looks like this.

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What you are experiencing is simply how Photoshop works.

The direction indicator preview will not stay visible once you release the click.
There is nothing you can to about that.

You may be thinking of Illustrator which does have a gradient annotator which remains visible when the Gradient Tool is active.


this is not the normal behaviour..it should stay on, I use the beta version and sometimes it stays on and somtimes it dissapears..but I don't figure why is this.. If I restart the app it works again..

  • Aren't Adobe beta testers required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which would prevent you from stating you are beta tester let alone stating you are using a beta version.
    – Scott
    Aug 3 at 17:54

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