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Author Topic: Switching gradient colors in illustrator  (Read 2600 times)

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« on: October 07, 2008, 09:55 »
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Ok, anyone else frustrated with this - or am i just doing thing wrong.
Picking colors for the gradient seems to be very cumbersome.  I want to be able to sample from the image with the eyedropper or pick from a full sized colorpicker .... anyhow to make things a little easier i found this little tip
http://www.bittbox.com/illustrator/illustrator-quick-tip-faster-gradient-color-adjustments/
from bitbox allowing you to just click on a color from the pallette using ALT-click

anyone else got any tips.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 12:43 by leaf »


jsnover

« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 12:01 »
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Buy CS4 as soon as it comes out - they've picked up the gradient interface from Photoshop as far as I can see from the online videos I've watched.

One way to make things a lot easier is to use global colors a lot. You can control things in the illustration more easily if you organize around them - yes it does mean more up front planning vs. free-form try it and see. It also will mean that if you edit the global color, any gradient using those colors will change too.

There are a lot of areas where Illustrator's interface is waaay behind Photoshop's...


 

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