This kind of gradient tool is destructive, the result overwrites the old pixels of the layer, it isn't an effect.Herbert123 wrote:When I use the gradient tool to draw a gradient in a layer mask, after deselecting/losing focus, and trying to use the gradient tool to edit the mask gradient: no gradient editor visible in the view.
This also occurs when an image with a gradient is part of a layer mask group: Photoline loses the gradient editor in the view, and I have to draw the gradient once again.
*edit* actually, Photoline loses the option to edit the gradient of a bitmap layer after drawing it - is it not supposed to remember those settings, and be non-destructive?
Storing the gradient properties in the raster layer even when you switch to other layers or tools was a new feature for the current version. But this only works when there is no transparency within the gradient. And the stored properties are also lost when you paint, filter or otherwise change the pixels of that layer.
If you like it non-destructive, try color overlay in effects, or create a new layer, preferably a vector-layer.