Learning Illustrator, and I'm trying to find how to make a "radial" gradient that, rather than forming circles around the origin, creates "rays" from the origin:


I've got a similar button design, but can't seem to find the right method. Can't seem to find any tutorials either, but am not entirely sure what to search for.


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Create a circle and make it's stroke as wide as the circle itself. In the image I made a circle 100px wide, thus I made the stroke 100 px wide. I then set the stroke fill as a gradient.

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  • I made two answers with different solutions to the problem :) Commented Oct 12, 2014 at 18:25

Using the Mesh tool with some tweaking will get you the desired results.

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