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How To Create Gradient Horizontally, Top to Bottom

May 7, 2010 1:23 PM

Within Illustrator CS4, I created a rectangle.

 

Is it possible to fill the rectangle using a gradient with the gradient occurring from the top of the rectangle towards the bottom edge, essentially having long strips of color from left to right within the rectangle?

 

It appears that the gradient tool fills in the rectangle using vertical bars, and I would like to have long horizontal strips.

 

Is there some way to rotate the fill so the gradient happens in the other direction?

 
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    May 7, 2010 1:41 PM   in reply to DDmUSA

    look in your gradient panel - window -> gradient

    Screen shot 2010-05-07 at 1.29.01 PM.jpg

     

    That middle field with the 0 in it is the angle of your gradient.  you want 90˚ or -90˚

     
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    May 7, 2010 1:42 PM   in reply to DDmUSA

    You can set the angle of the Grad with the gradient panel Angle. Default is set to 0 try setting it to 90º. Here is a screen shot of it set to 90º.Picture 1.png

     
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    May 7, 2010 1:43 PM   in reply to PrepressPro1

    bzzzap!

     
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    May 7, 2010 2:06 PM   in reply to Jesseham

    AAWK!

     
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