Gradient Problem

From: Rob
Date: 12 Apr 2004
Time: 13:48:20
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Hello, I'm a complete Photoshop newbie and was trying to go through the "Getting Started" tutorial. I'm trying to fill a shape with a gradient (every shape is on a different layer), but every time I just get a mouse cursor with a circle and a line through it, and the message "could not use gradient tool because the content of the layer is not directly editable". What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance, Rob