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Adobe® Illustrator® 10 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Creating a gradient fill

Gradients can be used very much like colors to fill objects that you create. A gradient fill is a graduated blend between two or more colors. You can easily create your own gradients, or you can use the gradients provided with Adobe Illustrator and edit them for the desired effect.

To begin the lesson, you'll create a gradient fill for one of the chile peppers.

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Using the selection tool (), click to select the chile pepper in the back. The pepper is painted with a solid color fill and no stroke, as indicated in the Fill and Stroke boxes in the toolbox. The Gradient button below the Fill and Stroke boxes indicates the ...

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