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How can I add a gradient to one side of a path?

Explorer ,
May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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I use Illustrator CS6 and Windows 10.

I have a path and I like to add under or over a gradient how follows the path?

Like in the design below:

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How can I do this?

Thank you very much for replay

Barbara

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Community Expert , May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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You can create a variable width stroke profile with the stroke only above or below the path.

vari stroke.png

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Thank you very much for reply!

But, where I can find this "stroke profile"? I use CS6 and not the newest one!

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Variable width strokes were introduced in CS5. To create them you must use the width tool (Shift W) and save the profile in the extended Stroke panel.

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Thank you, I found it.

I like to do exactly what I see in your first image, the wave one.

There is an exercise for the variable width strokes? I try it several times, but I don't know how to use it correctly. And I don't have the popup "Width Point Edit".

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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I get the width point edit when I double click a point with the width point tool.

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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I did a U-form and color it with the width stroke and set one side 0 and the other 30 px, below it is dark and the tips are light.
How can I set it, so that, like in your picture, the gradient of the U-form follows the U-path?

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Thank you very much for the link.

I downloaded it. Yesterday it didn't work, I don't know why.

This morning it works very well, I don't know why. I found what I was looking for.

Thank you very much for helping me!

Have a great day.

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Good to hear that helped.

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