One Gradient Across Multiple Shapes

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Synopsis

The key is to use a compund path instead of a group.

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  • Domain - www.bittbox.com

  • Category - Illustrator/Getting Started

  • Submitted By - Devesh Khanna

  • Submitted on - 2008-04-06 04:12:33

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Again, this is a rather trivial Illy skill, but with a program as robust and sometimes mystical as Illustrator, you can often get something to work and never know why. Other times you can’t get something to work, something that seems like it makes a lot of sense, and all you are missing is a simple ‘bitt’ of knowledge to rid you of your frustrations. In this quick tip, we will touch on the importance of compound paths, as opposed to groups, when applying a single gradient across multiple shapes in Illustrator. ...


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