Saving a gradient swatch and adding a texture


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Saving a gradient swatch and adding a texture

In this exercise we're going to do two things. We're going to save off our new gradient as a swatch, so we can reapply it later if we want to. Then we're going to add some texture to this paddle cushion in the form of a tile pattern. I've gone ahead and saved my progress so far as Gradient cushion.ai and I've gone ahead and selected the cushion object right there. Now, inside the Gradient palette, you can click on the down pointing arrowhead right there and then you click on the floppy disk in order to save off the gradient, if you want to, to the Swatches Library, but if you do that, you won't be able to name the swatch as you create it, instead it will just come up with some default name, like New Gradient Swatch 1 or something along those lines.

So your better option is to go to the Swatches palette, and this is something you could do in the old days as well as the new days here inside of Illustrator. I'm going to make my Swatches palette a little taller...

Saving a gradient swatch and adding a texture
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Saving a gradient swatch and adding a texture 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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Design
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