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Gradients

Both color and opacity can gradually change from one end of an object or shadow to the other in a gradient. The title window creates simple linear gradients in any of the eight compass directions. (If you need a more complex gradient, turn to Illustrator or Photoshop.) One more restriction: if a color (object or shadow) has both a color gradient and opacity gradient, both gradients must use the same direction.

To set a color gradient:

1.
Do either of the following:

  • Select an object.

    or

  • Select a range of text.

2.
Do either of the following:

  • To make an object color gradient, click the object color swatch.

    or

  • To make a shadow color gradient, click the shadow color swatch.

3.
Do any of the following:

  • To choose the starting color for the gradient, click the small swatch on the left, and choose a color in the color picker (Figures 12.121 and 12.122).

    Figure 12.121. Click the swatch on the left to set the color of the beginning of the gradient. Click the right swatch to set the gradient end color.

    Figure 12.122. Choose a gradient color in the color picker.

  • To choose the ending color for the gradient, click the small swatch on the right and choose a color in the color picker.

The color gradient you set is represented in the gradient swatch (the large bottommost swatch). The selected title object also acquires the gradient.

4.
To set the direction of the gradient, click one of the eight gradient direction buttons, which are the small triangles around the gradient swatch (Figure 12.123).

Figure 12.123. Click one of the small arrows around the gradient swatch to set the direction of the gradient. The direction arrow you select turns red, and the gradient swatch represents the gradient direction.


The selected direction button turns from white to red. The gradient swatch and the selected objects in the drawing area display the color gradient in the direction you specified. The selected objects also reflect the gradient you set (Figure 12.124).

Figure 12.124. This icon of an audio speaker consists of several shapes with color gradients.



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