I am applying a BW adjustment layer to another layer, and would like to use the mask of the adjustment layer in order to gently fade the adjustment in/out, i.e. by filling the mask with a BW gradient:
However I can't figure out how to edit the layer mask so as to put a (BW) gradient in it. I think this should be possible... but maybe it isn't? When I go to edit the layer mask I seem to just have a limited set of options. Not including creating a gradient.
Is there any way of doing this "obvious" thing - of creating a gradient mask for the adjusment layer?
Or.. there may be another way of doing the same thing. Maybe a Gradient overlap as an effect to the adjustment layer? Or clipping a gradient on it? (etc)
How can I best understand what's (not) going on here, and how can I best get where I want to go?