Locking Gradients

Explorer ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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I want to lock a gradient within a shape so that when I expand the shape the gradient stays in place. I have had this issue for as long as I can remember. The only way I can get around this is to copy and mirror the shape next to it and create a clipping mask of the shape that I want. Locking a gradient in place would save me a lot of time.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Hey,

 

Things seem to be working ok my end, which version of Illustrator are you using?

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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If I have misunderstood your problem, can you post up a screenshot?

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Explorer ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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I'm sorry. Not that kind of expand. I mean changing the shape of the object and having the gradient stay where it was originally and not move. I attached a video.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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I'm afraid, there is no way to fix it: you set the gradient relative to the shape's edges. So, when you change the shape, you move the starting and ending points of the gradient. If you need the gradient to be set before the shape changes, I would add the guides to fix the start and endpoints of the gradient relative to the artboard (and current shape's position), and correct them after all other actions.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Thank you for your reply. I know that there is no way to fix it. Which is why I taged the post it as "feature request".

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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OK 🙂
Then I would suggest adding this request here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/

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