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How do I select a different color for a gradient?

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Here's my issue:

I'm very used to Adobe Photoshop and I'm just learning Illustrator. The gradient seems to be different. I have set a color for the dark portion of the gradient and a color for the lighter portion of the gradient. I find that only being able to select colors from the SWATCHES is highly limiting.

My question is:

I need to select the gradient I have currently for a box I have drawn on the art board. I need to make the gradient slightly lighter brown than it already is. How exactly should I accomplish this?

I'm used to double clicking on a color and it would bring up a very detailed COLOR PICKER. Selecting from the SWATCHES menu isn't enough options for me.

Can someone tell me how to properly set a gradient using any color I want and then editing it to any color I want?
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Question by:Takamine334
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by:hampus_b
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Bring up the color-panel and the gradient-panel.
Click one of the gradient-color-indicators. Select color in the color-panel.

Good luck,
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by:Takamine334
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by:Takamine334
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Here's an example. Take a look at the first image and tell me how I'm supposed to change the yellow to a brighter yellow. When I click on the left color stop, it brings up a color in the COLOR tab (image 2). When I double click on the yellow color in that box, nothing happens. In photoshop, I could click on the color box to the left (see image 3) and it would bring up a COLOR PICKER (see image 4).

As you notice, the yellow color isn't already selected in the COLOR PICKER that was brought up in image 4. How am I supposed to get a brighter shade of yellow for the gradient?

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hampus_b earned 500 total points
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ok, sorry - i missed your comment. like this:
1) select the object
2) single-click the little gradientstopper
3) choose hsb from option (if you want to make the color brighter)
4) drag the colorbars.

voila
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