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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 24. Gradients

A gradient fill is a gradual blend between two or more colors. In this chapter you’ll learn how to fill an object or objects with a gradient; create and save gradients; edit a gradient using the Gradient palette; and change the way a gradient fills an object or objects by using the Gradient tool. You’ll also learn how to use the Mesh tool, the Create Gradient Mesh command, and the Expand command to create painterly mesh objects, and how to modify mesh objects by adding, moving, deleting, and recoloring mesh points and lines.

Applying Gradients

If you want to soften some abstract shapes or add shading or volume to realistic or geometric objects, use gradients. A gradient can be a simple transition between two colors—a starting ...

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