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Silverym
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How can I divide an object and preserve its gradient?

Jan 2, 2013 11:39 AM

Hello!

 

I have tried to do something that sounds rather simple but unfortunately I failed. I tried to find any advice on the forums but failed as well. So I hope someone here can point me in the right direction.

 

I have an object with a gradient (in my case a simple triangle – see below) which I want to divide into 4 parts without losing the way the object looks now.

ex1.jpg

No matter which method I try, I always end up with 4 parts that each have the original gradient applied to them (see below).

ex2.jpg

I'd like to get something that looks like this:

ex3.jpg

I'm hoping that I can do this with Illustrator and that someone knows how. Thank you very much!

 
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    Jan 2, 2013 11:44 AM   in reply to Silverym

    Just select the 4 pieces and use the Gradient Tool to drag the gradient across all 4 pieces.

     
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    Jan 2, 2013 11:53 AM   in reply to Silverym

    ^Right

     

    Or, select the 4 objects in your second example

     

     

    and choose Object > Compound Path > Make...

     
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