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Transform a serie of shapes in one gradient

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Apr 20, 2020

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Hi !

 

So I have a picture that I vectorize that include gradients in some parts (sky etc.). Due to the vectorisation, those gradients get divided in couple shapes with different colors. I want to merge those shapes into a an only one shape automatically colored with a gradient. I tried the Compound Path tool but it didn't do what I expected.

 

Example :

I have this serie of shape that comes from a gradient in a picture I vectorized :

Annotation 2020-04-20 161035.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I used Pathfinder to convert those shape into an only one and then apply manually a gradient onto it to recreate as best as I can the original gradient :

Annotation 2020-04-20 161231.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It works fine but it's pretty annoying to loose that musch time and that's why I wanna know if there's a tool to make it quicker (maybe from the vectorization itself ?)

 

Thank you very much for your help !

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Correct answer by Monika_Gause | Adobe Community Professional

"Then I used Pathfinder to convert those shape into an only one and then apply manually a gradient onto it to recreate as best as I can the original gradient :"

 

That is the way to go.

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Transform a serie of shapes in one gradient

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Hi !

 

So I have a picture that I vectorize that include gradients in some parts (sky etc.). Due to the vectorisation, those gradients get divided in couple shapes with different colors. I want to merge those shapes into a an only one shape automatically colored with a gradient. I tried the Compound Path tool but it didn't do what I expected.

 

Example :

I have this serie of shape that comes from a gradient in a picture I vectorized :

Annotation 2020-04-20 161035.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I used Pathfinder to convert those shape into an only one and then apply manually a gradient onto it to recreate as best as I can the original gradient :

Annotation 2020-04-20 161231.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It works fine but it's pretty annoying to loose that musch time and that's why I wanna know if there's a tool to make it quicker (maybe from the vectorization itself ?)

 

Thank you very much for your help !

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Correct answer by Monika_Gause | Adobe Community Professional

"Then I used Pathfinder to convert those shape into an only one and then apply manually a gradient onto it to recreate as best as I can the original gradient :"

 

That is the way to go.

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"Then I used Pathfinder to convert those shape into an only one and then apply manually a gradient onto it to recreate as best as I can the original gradient :"

 

That is the way to go.

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Ok so there's no other solution ?

I expected more from Illustrator  😞

 

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Creating a compound path via the object menu (Object > Compound Path > Make or Ctrl+8) and then applying the gradient is the way I do it in CS6.   It's the way Deke McClelland did it in CS tutorials. 

 

 

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