6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2016 2:08 AM by Doug A Roberts

    How can I create gradient mesh on a compound shape? (CS3)

    x_defect Level 1

      I want to make a circle with the center removed - like a donut shape - and have a spiraling gradient. That is, the color should transition starting light at the top and gradually get darker in a clockwise motion.

      I created the shape by placing a small circle on top of a larger one, clicking "subtract from shape area" in the Pathfinder, and clicking "expand".

       

      However, although I can add either a linear or radial gradient to this shape, the option to add a Gradient Mesh is grayed out.

      Interestingly I can do Gradient Mesh on a crecent shape I created using the same method, but not a donut shape.

       

      How can I create the effect I'm trying for?