Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Easy-to-edit transparent gradients, part of Illustrator CS4 New Features.
Working with gradients can add a whole new level of sophistication, depth, or…realism to just about any design and while managing gradients in the past…inside of Illustrator has always been somewhat challenging. Illustrator CS4…introduces a whole new way working with gradients. More importantly, there is…all new functionality that's been added to the gradient feature itself. Let's take a look.…I'll start off by going to the Swatches panel and loading some of the preset…gradients that come with Illustrator. So I'll choose Gradients here and since…this is a surfing theme, I'll go ahead and we'll choose Water and I'll add just…of few of these to the Swatches panel right here inside of Illustrator. Just…arbitrarily take a few of these, maybe we'll bring this one here that's called Water…With Horizon 5 and I'll close this Water panel right here and the first thing…you'll notice in the Gradient panel itself that there is now a pop-up menu…here. If I click on this button, I now can access all the gradients that are…
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