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Photoshop Layer Mask question

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Is there anyone that can tell me why the fade effect using a layer mask in these two tutorials results in absolutely nothing to my image?
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
I am by no means a graphics guru, but almost every other PS tutorial I have followed resulted in the expected outcome. This one, for some reason, does not. I select the text, flip it, rasterize it, click 'Add layer mask', set the gradient, pull and ... nothing, no change. Any help would be appreciated.
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You chose to "reveal all" instead of "hide all" yes? Also, you may have been on a different mode than what they are expecting (normal) in your gradient tool.
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Yes, reveal all (Layer -> Layer Mask -> Reveal All). I have no idea what that mode deal is all about.

Edit | Ok there is something else weird about this. In the layer mask, I can marquee a section of the mask, fill it with black and the section disappears. But I cannot gradient fill the marquee. That seems to not make much sense.

Edit 2 | Never give a dev geek a graphics toy, uh tool, and let him play. It is just plain dangerous.
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Everah wrote:Edit 2 | Never give a dev geek a graphics toy, uh tool, and let him play. It is just plain dangerous.
So did you get it fixed?
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Nope. With a selected area in the layer mask, if I use a fill or a sponge tool with black, it will remove the areas that are not be visible. However, a gradient does nothing at all to remove any visibility.

I am going to mess with this at home tonight and see if my setups are different.
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Are you in "normal" mode for the gradient tool?
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Let me check. I need to fire it back up.
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Ok, sorry for the necessary hand holding, but how in the blazes do I know if I am in normal mode for the gradient tool?

Edit| Fricking someone slap me. I was in screen, not normal, and now that I am normal it works and I feel abnormally stupid. Thanks feyd, once again.
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