Want to apply a gradient to your Illustrator project?
Gradients are cool effects, and can add a nice touch of depth or style to your illustration or logo — but how do you do it?
In this short tutorial we’ll cover the basics of adding and refining a gradient inside Adobe Illustrator.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Gradient window, by choosing Window > Gradient from the top menu
- Select an object that you want to apply a color gradient to
- Chose the gradient color swatch from the gradient window, or apply gradient using keyboard shortcut <
- Customize the gradient Color, Opacity, and Angle in the Gradient window
Quick Tip: By first saving your desired colors to the Swatches window, you will be able to quickly apply those color swatches to your gradients.