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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Using Gradients

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GRADIENTS CAN BE very effective when you want to break away from the flatness of solid color fills. They can be used to add a sense of depth and dimensionality to your characters, backgrounds and graphics in general. Gradients can also work against you due to their ease of use, resulting in generic and often lackluster images. When in the right hands, both linear and radial gradients can contribute to a very effective and sometimes realistic design.

 

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1 A simple radial gradient is used to fill most of the shapes that make up the ...

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