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Gradient not applying properly to compound paths with variable widths

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Oct 03, 2020

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I'm pretty confused right now and could really use some help! When I apply a gradient over a compound path with a "uniform" variable width, the gradient applies to the entire drawing and looks smooth. However, when I change the width profile, it applies the gradient to each individual path instead of applying it to the entire drawing. I've tried everything and I can't figure how to fix this.

 

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Gradient not applying properly to compound paths with variable widths

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I'm pretty confused right now and could really use some help! When I apply a gradient over a compound path with a "uniform" variable width, the gradient applies to the entire drawing and looks smooth. However, when I change the width profile, it applies the gradient to each individual path instead of applying it to the entire drawing. I've tried everything and I can't figure how to fix this.

 

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Screen Shot 2020-10-03 at 7.30.11 PM.png

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Object Path >> Outline Stroke

Choose gradient tool and pull from start to end

 

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If you still have trouble show us your appearance palette. You need a compound path with the gradient at fill level.

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If you don't want to outline paths:

Apply Effect > Path > Outline path to the compound path.

Group it.

Apply Effect > Pathfinder > Merge to the group

Add a new fill to the group.

Apply the gradient to it.

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