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I have filled a curve with a gradient. The gradient is horizontal (left and right)

 

How do I make it vertical? (top to bottom)

 

Thanks

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With the curve selected, choose the Gradient/Fill Tool and move the end nodes.

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1 hour ago, Mr Lucky said:

Thank you, that was a bit counter-intuitive as you'd think it would be done from the normal fill box at the top left where you can do a gradient, but only L/R

I have wasted literally hours with that, I should have learned the first time but no.


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8 hours ago, Mr Lucky said:

Thank you, that was a bit counter-intuitive as you'd think it would be done from the normal fill box at the top left where you can do a gradient, but only L/R

The context toolbar Fill dropdown would have to be very large or complicated to accommodate all the options available by using Gradient/Fill Tool on the canvas. For instance, the gradient can be at any angle, not just horizontal or vertical, & there are other gradient fill types besides 'Linear' that do not lend themselves to a simple straight line representation.


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Understood, but the box opens up when needed so I don't see size or parameters involved as an issue. angle of gradient would be a simple wheel showing degrees?

just a thought.

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11 minutes ago, Mr Lucky said:

Understood, but the box opens up when needed so I don't see size or parameters involved as an issue. angle of gradient would be a simple wheel showing degrees?

When the box opens up, it obscures part of the canvas, so particularly on smaller screens or when working with smaller workspace windows, as more things are put in it, it covers more of the canvas. As it is, setting the color of stops pops open another window that almost doubles the area it covers. Gradients also have starting & ending stop positions on the canvas, & elliptical ones have two axes, so how would you add parameters for all that without obscuring a large amount of the work?


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39 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Gradients also have starting & ending stop positions on the canvas, & elliptical ones have two axes

And conical ones have a ‘circle’ for the intermediate stops.


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3 hours ago, Alfred said:

And conical ones have a ‘circle’ for the intermediate stops.

Yep. I suppose something like below could be done in a dropdown menu, with an angular input for each selected stop in turn, but it isn't what I would call user friendly.

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Lots o' stops.afdesign


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