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Better handling of Pantone colors in gradients

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As discussed in this forum post:


It seems that when Pantone colors are used in a gradient, opacity adjustments (perhaps others as well?) are disabled.

Currently there is no feedback that it is disabled. You can click on the control, you can enter new values, but it just doesn't work. The slider doesn't slide, and the new values just revert to "100" when you hit enter. This is very frustrating, from a UX standpoint.

I guess I understand the rationale to "lock in" Pantone colors, but I suggest that this be communicated better to the user, perhaps in one of these ways:

1. If a Pantone color is selected, "gray out" the opacity control and provide an explaination to the user. Maybe something like the mockup below.



2. For a faster workflow: If the opacity control is selected, trigger a pop up warning: "Opacity adjustments are disabled for Pantone colors. Convert Pantone color to an RGB approximation?" This saves the user from having to manually do this, as described in my thread (change the color picker to RGB Hex, click in the Hex code and hit enter)


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