I would like to take a signature or letters created with illustrator, scan or photograph the signature, bring the signature into illustrator, vectorize it, run a path down the center of the letters, and then run a gradient on the path.

I know this can be done,I've spent 8 hours on youtube videos finding so many thing close to what I want but not exactly. Please help.

  • It'll be easier if we can see what you're trying to do. Can you find any examples online that are close to what you want? Or maybe edit your question to include a screenshot of how far you've gotten and why it's not working?
    – Vicki
    Commented Jan 4, 2017 at 6:20

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Select the stroke and apply a gradient. That's all there is to it.

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You can then use the Gradient Panel to adjust as you'd like.

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