Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying linear and radial gradients, part of Introducing Illustrator.
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…In this movie, I'll show you how to create and edit…gradients, which are fills and strokes that contain gradual color transitions.…I'm going to start by selecting one of these red bars with my black arrow tool.…And then I'll go to this final icon up here in the Control…Panel, the one that reads, Select Similar Objects, and I'll click on it.…And that selects all three of the bars.…And by the way, if for some reason that doesn't work for you,…you'd want to click the down pointing arrow…head next to that icon and choose All.…
Next we want to make sure that the fill is active.…So at any given time either the fill…or the stroke is active inside of Illustrator.…And you can see which one it is at the bottom of the toolbox.…Now I can't see the bottom of my toolbox currently, so I'll click…the little double arrow icon in order to switch to the two column display.…And there is the fill and stroke down here toward the bottom.…Notice that the stroke is currently active because it's in front.…I want the fill to be active instead.…
- Setting up your first Illustrator document and artboards
- Drawing and painting basic shapes with the brush tools
- Creating and formatting text
- Coloring artwork with fills, strokes, and gradients
- Working with paths to create free-form shapes
- Creatively applying dynamic effects that are automatic and editable
- Tracing scanned artwork to create digitally editable graphics
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Document and Setup
Creating a new document7m 28s
2. Drawing Fundamentals
3. Text and Formatting
4. Fills and Strokes
5. Edit and Organize
6. Drawing Free-Form Outlines
7. Dynamic Effects
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