Every gradient in Adobe Illustrator has at least two gradient stops. By editing the color mix of each stop and by adding gradient stops in the Gradient palette, you can create your own custom gradients.
Now you'll paint some type that has been converted to path outlines with a linear gradient fill, and edit the colors in it.
Select the magic wand tool (), and click to select the letters in the type CHILES. The CHILES type has already been converted to path outlines so you can fill it with a gradient. (To convert type to path outlines, select it and choose Type > Create Outlines. See Lesson 7, “Working with Type,” ...