Photoshop CS4 my gradient effects only appear in grayscale?

Question by Mey: Photoshop CS4 my gradient effects only appear in grayscale?
I apply a colored gradient, but it only shows up in hues of grays. What is wrong?

Answer:

Answer by nick
This might sound silly but is your image a black and white/grayscale image? See if the “mode” is set to RGB. If not see if changing it helps. (Image —> Mode –> RGB)

The only two other things I can think of (if the above isn’t the problem) is that 1. the layer you’re applying the gradient to is set to a blend mode causing it to look gray on your image (set it to normal if it’s not and see if it’s still happening), or 2. you have an adjustment layer affecting your gradient layer perhaps — apply a new gradient to the top-most layer with absolutely nothing above it and see if it’s still happening.

Why dont my photoshop brushes appear?

Question by Jesse Federico: Why dont my photoshop brushes appear?
I have downloaded over 2000 brushes all the .abr or .apr or whatever format. I have the full version CS5 of photoshop, and when i put them in the presets>brushes section they do not appear when i try to load them, it says there is no .abr files in the directory even though there is about 50 in there.. What is going on…

Answer:

Answer by Nenad Marinkovic
(64-bit) version C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Presets\Brushes
(32-bit) version C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Presets\Brushes

Just copy and paste those ABR files to this location depending which version you use.
This is for Windows, not sure for Mac address location.

How do i fix the weird lines that appear when i open photoshop cs4?

Question by zatehlun: How do i fix the weird lines that appear when i open photoshop cs4?
i just installed cs4, and whenever i open a new document, weird black/gray lines appear on the screen like this: http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7751/weirdpsg.jpg
i can’t find any way to remove them
please help!
restarting photoshop doesn’t seem to help in this case though…

Answer:

Answer by dieselbbboy
I personally find that if I just shutdown Photoshop & restart it, that that’s the easiest “quick fix” rather trying to trouble shoot for 10 minutes with no success.

Brushes do not appear in photoshop?

Question by Samantha: Brushes do not appear in photoshop?
i have downloaded new brushes for photoshop and placed them in Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop \Presets\Brushes as directed. they still dont come when i use the program.
wht should i do?

Answer:

Answer by P&G
Once the file resides in the proper location you must then load it You would load a Brush set as follows:
• Select the Brush Tool
• Click the Brush field pull-down from the Options bar at the top of the canvas
• Click the little right facing triangle button from the top of the dialog
• If you loaded the abr file to the proper folder, the brush set should be listed
• Click on the desired brush set and Click the Append Button at the prompt

i use photoshop cs4 to edit photos, but after editing them they still appear dark in win photo viewer, why?

Question by Elektrotechniker: i use photoshop cs4 to edit photos, but after editing them they still appear dark in win photo viewer, why?
I edited the tone and exposure of my photographs using adobe photoshop cs4, they look perfect when opened in photoshop, but when i open them in windows photo viewer they appear a little dark then they do in photoshop.

Answer:

Answer by Damien L
maybe you opened the original file, and changed the name of the one you were working on.

Why does a little shield icon appear on my photoshop cs4 shortcut icon?

Question by 7Super7: Why does a little shield icon appear on my photoshop cs4 shortcut icon?
I have this portable version of photoshop cs4 and there is a little shield icon that appears in the bottom right corner of the shortcut icon. I dont know why it is there because before it wasnt there but now it is after reinstalling it becuase i accidentally deleted it. Why is it there and how can i remove the shield icon.

Best answer:

Answer by Laurie S
It has to do with you firewall/security settings in Windows. SO I would check your settings

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