Advertisement


Illustrator gradients along (not following) a shape/curve?


Question

How could I add gradients along an object/path (not following the path, but using it as a base, like inner glow) ?

Sample:

Sample image

2012/10/28
1
1
10/28/2012 10:44:00 PM

Accepted Answer

For Illustrator CS6, simply apply a gradient to the stroke and choose the Across stroke option in the gradient panel.

Gradient

For earlier versions of Illustrator a blend may work better.

Draw two paths.
Stroke one with the background color and one with the highlight color. (I used magenta so you can see the path.)
Select both paths.
Choose Object > Blend > Make from the menu.

blend

The Blend method works in CS6 as well, but the gradients on strokes make it a bit easier in CS6.

2012/10/29
2
10/29/2012 2:50:00 AM