Long time user of the product, first time poster 🙂
I had an idea about an option that could be incorporated into illustrator - I mean, it would be nice if it could be done. What had in mind is - is it in any way possible to make the gradient follow a guideline..? Like in the attached image, it would be very helpful if an option existed to make the gradient follow the purple line like the one in object C...
Probably not an original idea but it had to be mentioned.
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Thank you very much - as I pointed out, I am new in communicating 🙂
Thank you for your answer - but actually, no, that was not my intention. I dont want concentric "layers" of gradient, but rather one that would follow the direction of the arrows in my image. The gradient would be the darkest, i.e., in the lower left part of the image, then get lighter along the length of the purple line and be the lightest in the upper left part of the curved shape...
There are other modes of applying the gradient. I would suggest you just read the documentation and see for yourself.
Thank you for your suggestion but what I have in mind cannot be found in the current version of illustrator. I am new in communicating about Illustrator, I am not new to the program itself, so I am aware of freeform gradients. working with mesh and other ways of applying a gradient to a shape. However, as I mentioned, this would be a new, currently not existing feature that I would love to see applied but could do without,.. nevertheless, thank you very much anyway.
@Xaarnak wrote: "… I dont want concentric "layers" of gradient …"
Sorry, but I think you are totally wrong.
There are no "concentric gradient layers". Maybe my example wasn't the best. With the settings shown, the color gradient follows the line "from the left side of the line to the right" (Please do not take this literally.)
another gradient with the same settings - I changed the line a little earlier
@Xaarnak wrote: "… but actually, no, that was not my intention … but rather one that would follow the direction of the arrows in my image …"
Use the middle button - and the gradient follows your line from "top to bottom" - or better: from the beginning of the line to the end of the line. And IMHO this is what you want:
I think you are asking for a new feature - but this feature is already there in Illustrator!