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Would it be possible to have more than only one gradient per object ?


There is a workaround that can work in certain situations.

  • Create an object with a gradient.
  • Duplicate the object by pressing CTRL+j (jumps exactly above the original and looks the same)
  • Change the layer settings of the top object to "overlay".
  • Alter the gradient of the top object to what you are looking for.
  • Add a mask to the top object and change to the pixel persona.
  • With a soft pixel brush paint with black onto the mask to fade away parts of the top object. See attached screenshot for a simple example.

I hope this helps to some extent  :)




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12 minutes ago, frankstallone said:

Sad to see this is still not possible, and the roadmap link MEB mentioned above is broken.

You can apply one gradient, group the result, and then apply another gradient to the group. Rinse and repeat as desired.

Serif decided to hide the roadmap some time ago. I think there were just too many questions about features that still hadn’t been implemented.

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24 minutes ago, frankstallone said:

Sad to see this is still not possible,

You can also do it using the Appearance panel, which (I think) is the new function MEB was referring to above.


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