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Gradient Annotator - Adjusting Position

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Sep 22, 2020

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Hi all,

I was wondering if somebody could explain me how to adjust the position of an already existing Gradient Annotator - hence not by creating a new one. Angle remains the same, I'm only interested in adjusting its position, not its rotation. According to what I've read, one should be able to move an existing annotator by dragging its starting point. 

When I drag the starting point to somewhere on my screen, I see a dashed line. However when I release the mouse, the 'new' position is not where the annotator was just before releasing the mouse, see image.

Does somebody know how to reposition the gradient annotator? Thanks in advance!

 

 

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For linear gradients the annotator always positions itself in the middle of the extreme widths of the path parallel to the annotator, if that makes sense. You can move the ends anywhere you like along that center line, but annotator itself is always centered in the gradient perpendicularly to its direction. A radial gradient annotator may be positioned anywhere.

 

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Gradient Annotator - Adjusting Position

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Hi all,

I was wondering if somebody could explain me how to adjust the position of an already existing Gradient Annotator - hence not by creating a new one. Angle remains the same, I'm only interested in adjusting its position, not its rotation. According to what I've read, one should be able to move an existing annotator by dragging its starting point. 

When I drag the starting point to somewhere on my screen, I see a dashed line. However when I release the mouse, the 'new' position is not where the annotator was just before releasing the mouse, see image.

Does somebody know how to reposition the gradient annotator? Thanks in advance!

 

 

Gradient Annotator 1.png

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Correct answer by tromboniator | Adobe Community Professional

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For linear gradients the annotator always positions itself in the middle of the extreme widths of the path parallel to the annotator, if that makes sense. You can move the ends anywhere you like along that center line, but annotator itself is always centered in the gradient perpendicularly to its direction. A radial gradient annotator may be positioned anywhere.

 

Peter

 

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It's not dragging the starting point anymore. You can drag the gradient by clicking somewhere on the gradient ramp

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Hi,

Thanks for the quick reply. I also tried that, it gives the same effect as dragging the starting point. After releasing the mouse the annotator is not positioned where I would like it to be.


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For linear gradients the annotator always positions itself in the middle of the extreme widths of the path parallel to the annotator, if that makes sense. You can move the ends anywhere you like along that center line, but annotator itself is always centered in the gradient perpendicularly to its direction. A radial gradient annotator may be positioned anywhere.

 

Peter

 

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Hi,

Apologies for the late reply, thanks! That explains why the annotator is jumping back to another position.

Alice

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Hi, Alice,

I find it a bit unnerving, too, when the annotator jumps, even though I should be used to it by now.

And:

You're welcome!


Peter

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