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Illustrator 10 Gradient Text

October 26, 2004 by debbie T | Art and GraphicsRamblings

In Illustrator 10, by default, when text is filled with a gradient, it will fill each letter separately.

Illustrator 10 Gradient Default

I like one smooth gradient fill:

Illustrator 10 Gradient Text

* In Illustrator 10, add a text block on the canvas.
* Select text and choose Type>Create Outlines
* Create or select a gradient for fill.
* Using the Gradient Tool, drag across text box. This will apply the gradient throughout the full text block.

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