16 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2013 5:50 PM by MW Design

    Gradient oddness in InDesign CS6

    shawninvancouver Level 2

      I am trying to grasp the strangeness Adobe InDesign's gradient tool.

       

      First, am I the only one who is constantly becoming frustrated that there is no consistancy between the tools in the Adobe line of products. Gradients are easy to accomplish in Illustrator and in Adobe Captivate 6 but then InDesign, not so easy. All I am trying to do is create an thick arrow where the top end is a light red and it smoothly transitions to a deeper red, at the bottom; a very simple task in any other tool I've used.

       

      The problem?

       

      The center marker is creating a bright spot so the gradient transistions from bright to a little brighter and then drops off to darker. Why is the center marker creating a bright spot? I don't see this behavior in the other Adobe products.

       

      Thank you.gradient.png