When applying color to my type, color works just fine in the appearance panel however, when I go to add a gradient, it turns my text black. I also tried using the bottom panel, as seen in the photo and it still does the same thing.
Please help 😞
Don't select your text with the Type tool.
Use the Selection arrow to select the text object.
In the Appearance panel, add a new fill and change that fill to a gradient.
Hey there, I just tried this and it didnt work - had the same issue where the text turned black whenever I tried to select a gradient in the Appearance panel. So in case it doesn't work for anyone else, my solve was putting my black text over a box of the gradient I want, and I just it ctrl+7 to mask it. Worked like a charm.
Type in Illustrator can not have a gradient unless you go to an outline. You can also just use a clipping path to apply the gradient. InDesign has less complex gradients so it can have gradient on type.
Type in Illustrator can not have a gradient unless you go to an outline.
Not true. See the solutions above.
Read my posting again.
without any outline:
@Ton It's really better to remove the default black Fill from the characters before applying the gradient to the type. That is the clean solution. Otherwise you will get a tiny "shadow stroke" around the characters.
You are absolutely correct, remove the fill from the characters and only apply it to the type object.
Otherwise you can get the top result when applying a transparent gradient.