Solved

How do I select a different color for a gradient?

Posted on 2008-10-13
4
411 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Takamine334
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:hampus_b
ID: 22709309
Bring up the color-panel and the gradient-panel.
Click one of the gradient-color-indicators. Select color in the color-panel.

Good luck,
0
 

Author Comment

by:Takamine334
ID: 22713000
?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Takamine334
ID: 22713136
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?

Clipboard02.gif
Clipboard03.gif
Clipboard04.gif
Clipboard05.gif
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
hampus_b earned 500 total points
ID: 22734784
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
Untitled-1.gif
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Because of still there more are people in the world using Adobe Illustrator older versions like CS & CS2 I wish to forward this article.. Since a long time Adobe Illustrator CS, CS2 has released, sometimes that there was a problem when someone tr…
In this article I share how to make a vector texture from a digital image. Vector textures are useful because they are scalable without losing in image quality. I'll be using Adobe Photoshop to adjust the highlights and contrast of a digital imag…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to apply a non-rasterized, vector-scalable texture to a vector using opacity texture masks in Illustrator Open a vector in Illustrator. Black and white vectors work best, but this effect can also be used to ad…
In this tutorial viewers will learn tricks for more effective scaling of vectors in Illustrator Open a document with vectors to be scaled in Illustrator: Normally, items do not keep their proportions when scaled. To fix this, hold down the shift key…

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question