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Chapter 6. WORKING IN COLOR > Creating Unnamed Gradients

Creating Unnamed Gradients

Just as you can create unnamed colors, you can also create unnamed gradients. These are gradients that are created only within the Gradient palette and are not stored in the Swatches palette. Again, like unnamed colors, it is not a good idea to work with unnamed gradients.

To create unnamed gradients:

1.
If the Gradient palette is not visible, choose Window > Gradient to open the palette .

Figure 6.24. The Gradient palette.


or

If the Gradient palette is behind other palettes, click the Gradient palette tab.

2.
If you only see the gradient ramp, choose Show Options from the Gradient palette submenu to see all the controls in the palette.

Tip

If the color stops are not visible, click the area under the ramp to display the color stops in the Gradient palette.

3.
Use the Type pop-up list to choose between Linear or Radial.

4.
Select a color stop and adjust the sliders in the Color palette to define the color at that position.

Tip

You cannot use named colors in unnamed gradients.

5.
Select the other color stop and use the sliders in the Color palette to define the color at that position.

6.
Set the Angle of the gradient in the Angle field.

7.
Click the Reverse icon to reverse the positions of the color stops.


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