Building a Gradient

Building a Gradient

Flash CS4 Tutorial


How to Customize a Gradient in Flash



With gradients you can add dimension and create object lighting effects. Gradients can be static or change over time using tweens.


Step One

Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).

Step Two

With the rectangle selected, open the Swatches panel (Window > Swatches) and choose a gradient from the lower swatches.

Step Three

To change the gradient color, select the object and open the Color panel (Window > Color).

Step Four

Click a color box, then select a new color.

Step Five

You can also adjust the transparency (Alpha) of a gradient.

Step Six

You can choose between Radial and Linear gradients.

Gradients and Text

If you are working with text it must be Broken Apart twice before a gradient may be applied. For more information, see topic, Gradient Text.


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