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Need help with gradient tool in live paint

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I use the gradient tool in live paint over intricate and large areas.  This tool works in Ilustrator 2018, but not current versions.  If there is no fix can someone show me how to render different areas in live paint with graidient effects.  I primarily use Illustrator to render site plans.

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Need help with gradient tool in live paint

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I use the gradient tool in live paint over intricate and large areas.  This tool works in Ilustrator 2018, but not current versions.  If there is no fix can someone show me how to render different areas in live paint with graidient effects.  I primarily use Illustrator to render site plans.

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So you can't apply gradients at all? Or is it just the gradient annotator that doesn't work? Which kinds of gradients? And what are you referring to as gradient effects?

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Yes,

I can apply the gradient, I just can't adjust it when I select areas I need with the same gradient.  For example, if I use a radial gradient in a live paint group and I want it to radiate from the center of my illustration,  (in AI 2018), I would:

1. pick my areas with the same gradient using live paint selection tool

2. pick gradient tool from the Tool Bar

3. place my arrow at the center of the page, drag it away and done

This does not work in AI 2019 or AI 2020.

Is there another way to do this in those 2 versions in live paint?

 

Thank you for your responce and your time it is appreciated.

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That looks like a bug.

Please post bugs & feature requests to http://illustrator.uservoice.com

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Yes, other post have mentioned and my previous cries for help have not fixed.  Any way around it?  Using AI2018 is fine, but I feel like I am missing out on new upgrades in latest versions.

 

 

Thanks again for your time.

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Hi, you have to use the live paint selection tool and then change the gradient properties with the gradient panel (and press CMND H if you want to hide the selected area)

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Eugenio,

Thank you for your responce.  Ok I select my areas with live paint selection tool and change gradient properties, but I can't collectively change all areas, meaning if I wanted a radial gradient it would radiate centrally from each piece, not treating all similar gradiant fills as one object and radiate from a specific location.

and what is CMND H?

Thank you for your time.

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No Problem, glad to help you

Command H (keys) or Control H on PC will hide the selections to see the gradient. If you are using the live paint selection tool.

 

If you select with the direct selection tool (white arrow) you can select the shapes and then change all the gradients at the same time

Could you share an screenshot to understand more about what do you want

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samplesample

 

This is basically what I do.  All the green within the site is one gradient,  All the green outside the site is another.  One radial the other linear, respectfully.  Radial gradiant is centrally located, while the linear gradiant starts from upper left side of page to bottom right side.  The basic areas are in live paint while the rest (buildings, striping and landscape) are on other layers/groups.  Can't be done in AI 2019/AI 2020.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Looks super nice,

Ok, select the black arrow and double click over the live paint group to isolate the group

Hold the shift and select all the shapes with the same gradient

Now select the Gradient tool and you can drag over all gradients

 

LMK if that works

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That's how you would normally do it, doesn't work in AI 2019/AI2020.  Once you select using live paint selection tool and then select gradient tool you will get the cross hairs, but when you click and drag nothing happens.

 

 

 

 

 

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It is a bug.

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Yes, I have automatic updates set so I should be up to date, unless there is a specific script to fix this specific problem that I need.

 

 

Thank you for your time.

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