Adobe Illustrator gradient question...

Biff's picture

Sorry for such a small image but does anyone know how I do a gradient in illustrator like this? I can only do one that is either linear or radial.

Thanks.

AndrewSipe's picture

There isn't an easy way to do this gradient in illustrator, but it's possible. You'll have to use the gradient mesh tool and create several small gradients that track around a circle.

Biff's picture

Thanks, is there another program that is better for this?

Tell's picture

Or depending on the use you could just do it nice and large in Photoshop and place it. A gradient mesh will rasterize in a rip anyway.

scruggsdesign's picture

Create two rectangles (one black one white). Create a blend between the two. Set the blend to smooth color and to align to path. Create an art brush out of the blend. apply the brush to a circle. Increase the stroke weight until a point is created at the center.
Let me know if any of this doesn't make sense. I was able to recreate your example perfectly.

Josh

Biff's picture

Thanks Josh, that sounds good. I'll let you know if i can't do it.

B.

Biff's picture

Worked, thanks

Miss Tiffany's picture

Josh, that is what I'd call a power-user move. Slick!

AndrewSipe's picture

Definitely a Power-user move! I actually don't mind being schooled, that sounds like a really cool solution, I'm going to try it tomorrow.

mili's picture

Wow, it works really well! Thanks for the tip!

AndrewSipe's picture

Biff, now that we all know how to do this in like 10 seconds, what are you using it for? I don't see the application.

scruggsdesign's picture

I’m of the mind that there is nothing that can’t be done in Illustrator albeit in some convoluted manner.
Glad I could help.

Josh

AndrewSipe's picture

I’m of the mind that there is nothing that can’t be done in Illustrator albeit in some convoluted manner.

I'm definitely in that camp... I'm almost at a point where, if I can't do it in illustrator, it wasn't meant to be done.

rcmt's picture

I´m sorry, but for me, it doesnť make sense. I need more description...please. Thanks Tereza

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