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Fade Fill option doesn't show in Photoshop CS6

Nov 26, 2012 12:43 PM

Tags: #photoshop #fill

Why do I not get the option to "fade fill" when I use the ALT/Backspace keyboard shortcut to fill a layer.  If I use the menu option Edit/Fill.. to perform the fill I am given the option to "fade fill"

 
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:42 AM   in reply to ClevelandPh0T0

    When you Edit>Fill you get an option for Opacity. When you alt+backspace to fill with foreground color and immediately go to Edit menu, you should see the Fade Fill option there.

     
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    Nov 26, 2012 12:12 PM   in reply to ClevelandPh0T0

    Odd. It works here. Are you deselecting after Alt+Backspace?

    Try trashing your preferences. Quit Photoshop and hold down the shift+alt+control key AS you relaunch Photoshop (shift+opt+command on a Mac). You'll get a small dialog to confirm you wan to reset your preferences.

     

    It shouldn't make a difference... but I'm on a Mac using opt+delete keys to Fill with Foreground Color. Should be the same on PC, but maybe not?

     
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    Nov 26, 2012 1:40 PM   in reply to ClevelandPh0T0

    Hi there! You’ve posted your question in a forum that is for beginners trying to learn the basics of Photoshop.  I'm moving your question to the Photoshop General Discussion forum for specialized attention to your situation.

     
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    Nov 26, 2012 2:16 PM   in reply to ClevelandPh0T0

    press CNTL/J to make a new layer with that selection ( new layer is now selected)

    Ok. If you make a new layer via copy, it creates a new layer of the selection but now deselected (ie, no marching ants). Fill via Alt+Backspace and now Edit>Fade Fill is grayed out. OK, I see that here too with those steps.

    So I guess a work-around after Cntl+J, is to go Cntl+A to selected the whole of the new layer, then Alt+Backspace. Now Edit> Fade Fill should be active.

     
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    Nov 26, 2012 2:55 PM   in reply to ClevelandPh0T0

    I'm going to vote for bug on this. Minor bug. I don't see why keyboard shortcut to fill to a layer should have Fade Fill grayed out like this.

     
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    Nov 26, 2012 6:06 PM   in reply to ClevelandPh0T0

    Actually that used to work in the way you want on non background layers in versions 5 and 5.5, but was changed to the present way in the old photoshop 6.

    Why the change i don't know.

     

    On windows you can also use the keyboard shortcuts of Shift+F5 or Shift+Backspace to bring up the fill dialog.

     

    You could also record an action for the Edit>Fill with foreground color and then assign a keyboard shortcut to the action, there by skipping the dialog

    and still have the fade (Shift+Ctrl+F) available.

     
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