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.
Adobe Community Professional, Oct 04, 2020Oct 04, 2020
Monika Gause • Adobe Community Professional, Oct 04, 2020Oct 04, 2020
If you don't want to outline paths:
Apply Effect > Path > Outline path to the compound path.
Apply Effect > Pathfinder > Merge to the group
Add a new fill to the group.
Apply the gradient to it.