Assigning a gradient to editable text


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Assigning a gradient to editable text

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to assign a Gradient to live editable type, which is a lot more difficult than it ought to be. Illustrator gives you some pretty poor feedback in this department, and it's even going to seem like you've got to convert the text to outlines in order to fill it with a Gradient, and that's the way a lot of folks recommend you work. That's actually not necessary. You can keep live editable type and you can fill it with a Gradient. You just have to approach things in the right order. You actually have to heap a Gradient on top of the existing Fill, and here's how it works.

I've saved my progress as All drop shadows.ai, and I'm going to switch over to the layers panel, so that I can select these lines of type independently of each other, because I need independent control. I want to fill each one of the lines of type with a Radial Gradient, that begins bright in the center and progresses toward darkness on the outside....

Assigning a gradient to editable text
Video duration: 5m 42s 14h 53m Intermediate

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Assigning a gradient to editable text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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Illustrator
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