I'm trying to change the direction of a gradient that I applied to the outside of 3 grouped objects but illustrator is not giving me the option to edit gradient Any solution to this, please???enter image description here

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  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. In your first screenshot, it looks like you haven't selected the object to which the stroke is actually applied. You seem to have selected the group. Without knowing exactly how this has been constructed, not sure how much help I can give. Maybe start by ungrouping, and then try to find the right object - I suspect a text object. Then you should be able to edit the gradient as normal.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 16 at 13:43
  • Hello, thanks for answering!! If I ungroup it, the stroke won't be added to all of them together. And there's no way to select just the outer stroke Jun 16 at 14:05
  • It depends how this has been constructed. There could for example be a group of the letter shapes which has a stroke effect applied, and then another group of everything including the highlights. You can have groups within groups. It's hard to tell without knowing how this has been constructed. You will likely need to deconstruct it, or work it out yourself.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 16 at 14:43
  • Also have a look at your layers panel, objects with an effect in the appearance panel have a little grey filled circle
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 16 at 17:07
  • From your screenshots would appear that you do have options to adjust the gradient. How specifically are you trying to edit the gradient? Or what specifically are you expecting to see which you aren't? -- For example.. the gradient annotator - that bar that appears over objects when fills have gradients, that does not appear for strokes. If you are expecting to see the annotator, you never will for a stroke with a gradient.
    – Scott
    Jun 16 at 17:34


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