I am unable to paint using any colors that blend neutral colors with whatever other color is on the palette. I found the color selection tool can select neutral (unsaturated) colors, but the selection ring has to be as far over to the left as possible. The moment you move off the edge it will paint the boldest (100% saturated) color available on that height. I can use color swatches to paint pure white or black, but I cannot use the swatches to paint the gradients. Things I've tried without success:
1.Checked that nothing abnormal was enable in brush settings
3. Changed GPU settings from advanced to basic (restarted the program) and nothing worked. I reverted to advanced after confirming that did not work.
4. I can replicate this problem across new projects, and after restarting PS. Below are images that show the problem.
5. Reset entire computer
Screenshots of the problem
NOTE: If I switch from using the brush tool to pencil tool I am able to use gradients.
I am fairly new to PS, and hope this is just a rookie mistake. Thanks for your help.