Do you really mean a gradient, or do you mean a feather (or possibly even a transparency feather)? Feathering can be applied to all edges to fade them to nothing.
Quark has a rectangular gradient option, which is about the only thing from Quark that I miss. ID only does linear or radial.
Well I haven't used the feather tool before and I'm not really aware of what it can do but from your description it sounds like it might be what I'm after... I will give it a go and come back to the forum if anything,
Thanks for your time!
You can make one in PhotoShop, and fake one in Illustrator (which also does not have square gradients) or build one in something like InkSkape (OpenSource) or a multitude of other vector applications which doesn't suffer from AI's lack of square gradients.
One is from PS, the other from AI.
Take care, Mike
I have tried the 'Basic', 'Gradient' and 'Directional' feather effects but alas, to no avail. These tools only have basic control options that look eerily similar to the normal gradient tool...
Ah thanks Mike, I'll try that now... :-)
Thanks Mike, that's magic, I've tried it and it works well enough
All the best