1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 23, 2009 9:28 AM by pixlor

    vertical linear gradients

    bikeman01 Level 1

      Does anyone else have a problem getting vertical gradients to behave. I find that the movement is too sensitive and it's practically impossible to get the thing exactly vertical.

       

      The default linear gradient is horizontal - how do I change the default to vertical?

        • 1. Re: vertical linear gradients
          pixlor Level 4

          A sensitive movement is your mouse/pointing device, not Fireworks.

           

          It did surprise me, but holding the shift key while moving the square adjustment point on the gradient doesn't constrain it to 15 degree increments and it doesn't "snap to grid," either. Both would be helpful. My CS3 remembers the last gradient I used so if you define a vertical gradient, that should be available next time.

           

          Here are two things to try. You could try putting in a guideline and zooming in on each point separately. You could make an object with a horizontal gradient, then use Modify > Transform > Numeric Transform to rotate it exactly +/- 90 degrees.