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Macro Recorder: Cannot record "Create fill"

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I have started to play around with macros and wanted to create a macro that mimics and ND filter. I.e. add a new Fill Layer, and then add a Gradient fill.


But I get an error message saying that the Macro Recorder cannot record this.


Maybe I am missing something (I hope so!)


Any ideas / help very welcome.



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The macro function is new there is a lot of stuff it cant do as yet

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Well, let's hope they enable this in the next release then. Do you have any good shortcuts / workarounds for this? I find it quite annoying that there are so many clicks/steps to create a gradient filter with 100% transparent 50% grey at one end and 100% black at the other, with blend mode soft light.

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While waiting for ... I made my own ND-gradients












1. Create the ND-gradient






File > New  



- with transparent background



- resolution as needed



- apply an ND-gradient black or gray to transparent as needed.



- save as PNG-file






2. Import via macro recording






File > Place



- the PNG-file on top of the current image



- change the blend mode to "soft light" or whatever is suitable


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