First of all - why didn't I post this in the Illustrator
1 - I have an account (clearly) but for some reason it wont
let me login with those details on that forum? Do I really need to
have two seperate credentials to use on these forums?? I thought
Adobe would have sorted this by now.
2 - I use Fireworks, so maybe some of you might help me in
the process of understanding how Illustrator differes to Fireworks.
I can't for the life of me figure out how to use the
eyedropper tool with a gradient. For example, I have some text, I
then go to Object --> Expand. Then I can add a gradient. Fair
enough. However, I only seem to be able to pick from the (really
annoying) colour palette. How can I pick a colour from some other
object on screen? Using the eyedropper tool may solve this, but
when I use it, it simple fills my object with a flat colour and not
on the gradient marker like I'd expect it should.
Any ideas? In fireworks, this is an easy thing to do. I'm
sure it is in Illustrator, but I absolutely hate the way Adobe lays
out their software UI, it's a mess and non-intuitive.
Also have this problem not only with text but any gradient I
actually try to apply.
I realise Illustrator is a great program for vector and I
really want to get to use it, but I'm pulling my hair out about
this...and many other things.