Making a transparent gradient


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Making a transparent gradient

Another great new innovation in Illustrator CS4 where gradients are concerned is your ability to change the opacity of a color stop, so you can make opaque to transparent gradients, if you like. And that's exactly what we're going to do in order to create a vignetting effect. I'll show you what that means. But first, I've gone ahead and saved my progress as Background gradients.ai, and if you switch over to the Final gradient effect right here, you'll see that our background is a little bit darker because we have a vignette effect surrounding the corners of the illustration. And a vignette, by the way, is a photographic effect that's created by the lens element, casting a shadow on the photographic image. We can achieve such an effect here inside of Illustrator as well.

All right, so I'm going to switch back to the Background gradients.ai file and I'm going to zoom out. What I want to do is I want to create a new layer. So click on the Logo layer to mak...

Making a transparent gradient
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Making a transparent gradient provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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