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Aug 19, 2012 6:35 PM

 
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    Aug 19, 2012 6:35 PM   in reply to Community Help

    No matter what color I use, even the ones in the gradient drop down (black and white, orange, blue sky) when I try to use a gradient on lettering, it goes to solid black...every time.

    What am I doing wrong?

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 6:59 PM   in reply to dontcallmekathy

    Live text can not contain a gradient fill on the base of the character.

     

    To apply a gradient to text, first add a new fill via the Appearance Panel, then apply the gradient to that new fill.

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 7:59 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    Ok, not sure how to do that. Say I make the word, which happens to be Cellular,

    yellow from the swatch panel for Type. Then if I "select" Cellular and go to the

    gradient panel ( on the far right side of the artboard) the only way I can get

    a color for the tabs is to double click the tab and choose say yellow on the

    left tab and white on the right tab...but the word Cellular turns black.

    Is it possible to give me detailed instructions? 

     Kathryn

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    Aug 19, 2012 8:04 PM   in reply to dontcallmekathy

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    Aug 19, 2012 8:33 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    ok, first off, I have cs6 and the panel for fill does not look like what you

    sent to me. However, I click on the text to "select" it, then went to the fill

    panel, on left side of art board, and chose my color...yellow. The box next to

    fill is gradient and when I click that and choose a color...black.

    I have attached a screen shot of the panel in succession that I go to.

    Note: I did not use AI for the attached document, but another program that I

    have. However, the screen shoots are of AI.

     Kathryn

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    EBook: www.smashwords.com/profile/view/kateraffordy

     

     

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    Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/3597841

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    Aug 20, 2012 12:56 AM   in reply to dontcallmekathy

    I posted a screen shot of Illustrator CS6 on the Mac.

     

    It may look different in overall color based upon how you have your UI preferences set. By default the panel backgrounds are dark. I've chosen to use a lighter UI color.

     

    It is a screen shot of the Appearance Panel. (Window > Appearance) Note the text in the panel's tab. There is no "fill panel" in Illustrator which I'm aware of.

     

    There is no screenshot in your posts. If you wish to insert an image, use the little camera icon in the reply area.

     

    It may also be helpful to remove your advertising links to your posts, since they have nothing to do with the issue and only serve to offer confusion.

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 5:02 AM   in reply to Community Help

    Ok, I got it...thank you

     
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    Sep 25, 2012 4:09 PM   in reply to Community Help

    Why does Illustrator export to JPG, TIF EMF etc but change the cmyk colour specified (yes I am using cmyk model on export) to a different cmyk colour? It seems to choose the RGB version of the colour not the cmyk one?  So if I pas the exported file on to someone Ihave to tell them to chang the colour back to the originalcmyk reference.

     
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    Sep 25, 2012 6:07 PM   in reply to ali@rbc

    Most likely you are not using a document in CMYK color mode. To check, open your document and  look at the title bar of the document window. At the top left corner is displayed the name of your document ending with the color and preview mode in brackets - it should end with (CMYK/Preview) not with (RGB/Preview). To change and also verify the color mode use File > Document Color Mode.

     
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:53 PM   in reply to emil emil

    Thanks but no, document is cmyk.  I have never had this colour shift happen before on earlier versions, I am beginning to put this down to a glitch in AIcs.

     

    Ali

     
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    Sep 26, 2012 4:29 PM   in reply to ali@rbc

    Are you embedding the profile? Thee is an option to do so in the export to tiff and jpeg but I am not sure emf supports cmyk?

     
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    Sep 26, 2012 6:31 PM   in reply to ali@rbc

    ali@rbc wrote:

     

    Thanks but no, document is cmyk.  I have never had this colour shift happen before on earlier versions, I am beginning to put this down to a glitch in AIcs.

     

    Ali

    If this is a glitch / bug it should be reproducible if you describe the steps that demonstrates this problem.

     
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