5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2006 4:26 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Rotate Gradient

    Level 7
      When I first select that I want a linear gradient fill, the fill goes from
      left to right. How can I quickly rotate that fill 90 degrees? Right now,
      I'm having to drag and drop the edges of the gradient line until I get it
      where I want it - and even then I'm not sure if it's right at 90.

      Thanks.


        • 1. Re: Rotate Gradient
          Level 7
          Click on the colour between the paint bucket and the Gradient description
          and swap the colours of the colour chips.

          Peter
          ___________________
          "Beverly" <forums@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:ee22d6$hgp$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          | When I first select that I want a linear gradient fill, the fill goes from
          | left to right. How can I quickly rotate that fill 90 degrees? Right now,
          | I'm having to drag and drop the edges of the gradient line until I get it
          | where I want it - and even then I'm not sure if it's right at 90.
          |
          | Thanks.
          |
          |


          • 2. Re: Rotate Gradient
            Level 7
            That swaps the colors but what I want to do is change it from filling from
            "left to right" to "top to bottom".


            • 3. Re: Rotate Gradient
              Level 7
              Beverly wrote:
              > When I first select that I want a linear gradient fill, the fill goes from
              > left to right. How can I quickly rotate that fill 90 degrees? Right now,
              > I'm having to drag and drop the edges of the gradient line until I get it
              > where I want it - and even then I'm not sure if it's right at 90.
              >
              > Thanks.
              >
              >
              ctrl+shift+9 or ctrl+shift+7 will rotate it 90 degrees. ctrl+shift+9
              will do Clockwise and ctrl+shift+7 will do counter clockwise.

              SKB
              • 4. Re: Rotate Gradient
                Level 7
                Thanks - That flips the entire object, then I have to resize it. Is there a
                way to just rotate the gradient inside - not the object?


                • 5. Re: Rotate Gradient
                  Level 7
                  Beverly wrote:
                  > Thanks - That flips the entire object, then I have to resize it. Is there a
                  > way to just rotate the gradient inside - not the object?
                  >
                  >
                  Boy, I misread that one, sorry. After you adjust one the way you want
                  it, save it as a Style. Then after you create your object, all you need
                  to do is apply the Style.

                  Holding down the Shift key while adjusting the gradient handle will move
                  it in 45 degree increments so, you should be able to get 90 degrees easily.

                  SKB