11. Gradients, Blends, and Patterns

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Create and save a gradient fill.

  • Apply and edit a gradient on a stroke.

  • Apply and edit a radial gradient.

  • Adjust the direction of a gradient.

  • Adjust the opacity of color in a gradient.

  • Create and edit freeform gradients.

  • Blend the shapes of objects in intermediate steps.

  • Create smooth color blends between objects.

  • Modify a blend and its path, shape, and color.

  • Create and paint with patterns.


This lesson will take about 60 minutes to complete. To get the lesson files used in this chapter, download them from the web page for this book at ...

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