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How do I apply a gradient across multiple objects in Illustrator?

In order to get a single gradient to cover multiple objects, you need to use the Gradient Tool. Select your objects, then with the Gradient Tool, click and drag from where you want the gradient to ...
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Photoshop CS5, how to create a layer mask from a layer?

There is another easier (imo) way to do this. Create a new layer mask for the layer you wish to apply the mask to. Click on the mask in the layer panel, then go to image > apply image. This allows ...
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Change gradient colors in Inkscape

With the gradient tool selected (Ctrl+F1) select the start/end of the gradient and choose a desired color from the palette or the Fill&Stroke dialogue. Double clicking on the gradient (blue line) ...
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How should artwork be setup for T-shirt printing?

Color Separation This is the process of taking the artwork and (for the lack of a better term) separating the colors to facilitate the creation of the individual printing plates. To show by example, ...
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Is it possible to make a gradient follow a path in Illustrator?

Look at the images - you choose the same options and get the result - You select the path and invoke GRADIENT panel where you choose between 3 STROKE options according to the desired effect: or or
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How do I bind gradient to object so that it doesn't change when I move the object?

There is a switch for exactly this:
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SVG gradient implementation

Yes and no. It's possible to create a gradient mesh in Inkscape, and save it out as an SVG. However the SVG standards used in browsers don't support gradient meshes yet. This might change in the ...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

One way would be to apply a linear gradient on the stroke. Create a circle, and stroke it with a gradient pattern. Make sure the gradient has the stops like in the table and picture below. The ...
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Gradient effect with dots

1. Create your gradient 2. Effect → Sketch → Graphic Pen... Unhappy with the size of the dots? 3. Effect → Document Raster Effects Settings... Resolution Bonus: Colorize The Sketch effects output ...
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How is this gradient effect being created on line/vector drawings

If your artwork is made with only strokes or only fills (you could just outline all your strokes if you have fills too), then you can either create a compound path (select all and cmd+8 or Object → ...
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Change gradient colors in Inkscape

Another approach is, when the gradient tool is selected and your blue line visible, to click on the starting point, the small circle, and select a color, and into the endpoint, the square, and select ...
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How to create this kind of wave gradient effect

You could use a blend. Here's the blend I made in outline mode. I made one ellipse and duplicated them, stretched some and squished others making sure they were all equidistant. I edited the spine ...
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How to use the color picker along the gradient tool in illustrator?

If I understand properly, you wanted to use the color picker for color stops of Gradient Tool. I place here a solution because it looks very useful and not straightforward considering many questions ...
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How should artwork be setup for T-shirt printing?

My answer applies to silkscreen printing only so make sure that's the kind of printing you are dealing with before using this information and also double check the specifics with your printer, better ...
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How do I apply a color gradient to a stroke?

I am not sure at what point you are unable to apply the gradient. Here is a very short tutorial on how to apply a gradient to a stroke. First create the gradient in the gradient panel Once you're ...
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Create a clockwise gradient in GIMP

You can do the following. Create a new transparent layer and choose the "Blend Tool" and in the tool options, set the gradient to "FG to transparent". Select the color you want to use for the ...
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Inkscape: rectangle with rainbow fill

This has to do with the algorithm that InkScape and other graphics programs use to create gradients, namely (pseudo-code): var gradient = [] var firstColor, secondColor, steps for i in range(steps): ...
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Create swatches from gradient

There's no way of doing it fully automatically in Illustrator, although I suppose it could be scripted if you feel so inclined, but there is a way of doing it with a few extra clicks! You could add ...
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Illustrator: How to create realistic reflective gold surface?

I am naming these chapters starting with V as the second part of this post. The first part has renders of 3D models, the second half of the post has vector based images. Chapter V. Illustration One ...
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how do I make a gradient background in Figma?

1) You first create a rectangle of your choice color and then spread it all over the screen and then 2) Then select that rectangle and click on Fill option and then 3) And then from the drop-down at ...
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How can I make complex gradient images like these in Illustrator?

The procedure to create complex gradient is eventually pretty easy. In Illustrator: Sep 1) Create a rectangle the size of your canvas, with no stroke or fill Step 2) Now you need to create what is ...
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How should artwork be setup for T-shirt printing?

What does it mean to colour separate the artwork in T-Shirt printing? To color separate the artwork means the printer will typically isolate CMYK or the pantone colors for one plate/screen. This ...
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RGB Vs CMYK : Deciphering gradient transitions in different colour modes

RGB and CMYK are two different colour spaces. RGB is meant to represent the colours that can be produced with light using Red, Green and Blue dots. CMYK is way more limited. It is meant to represent ...
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RGB Vs CMYK : Deciphering gradient transitions in different colour modes

This was confusing at first but the striving for information has led me to a clearer understanding. RGB vs CMYK There is clear discrepency between gradients in RGB and CMYK this becomes clearer when ...
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What is the math behind gradient map in photoshop?

For most calculations Photoshop uses every single RGB channel on its own, without regard to the other two (as long as you are in RGB mode, in CMYK mode things might get weird). Photoshop simply does ...
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How to bucket fill area with a gradient in Gimp?

Have you tried this: use the Magic Wand tool and click the empty area that you want filled with the gradient. There should be a dashed line inside the area. Switching over to the Blend Tool Pick ...
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Creating asymetrical gradients

The easiest way to do this is create massive circles of your chosen colors, as solids, and then apply VERY strong blurs to the image, as an effect, and move, scale and change colors of the underlying ...
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Create a 3D cone in Illustrator with rainbow colors

I can suggest a method to make the cone, but I think the gradients will probably have to be created manually. I can't really think of a quick way of doing them. Sorry about that. Anyway, here goes: ...
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