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Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator Quick Tip – Radial Gradients: Conforming gradients to the edges of an oval

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Design Techniques

In Illustrator CS2, standard radial gradient fills won’t automatically follow the edges of an object. They’ll generally be circular and clipped by the bounding box of the object, rather than conformed to the object itself. However, with oval-shaped objects, there’s a little trick to get the gradient to follow the edges of the object, rather than appearing completely circular and clipped by the bounding box.

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