Types of Gradients

Types of Gradients

Flash CS4 Tutorial


How to Set Flash Gradient to Radial or Linear



Flash gradients come in two flavors, linear and radial. Often times it is easier to start with a preset gradient, then modify it to meet your needs.


Step One

Using the Rectangle tool (r key) add an object to the stage.

Step Two

With the rectangle selected, choose a gradient fill from the fill color palette in the Tools panel.

Step Three

Open the Color panel (Window > Color) to access the gradient settings.

Step Four

From the Type pull-down menu, choose either Linear or Radial.

Gradient Placement

For information about gradient placement, see topic, Applying a Gradient.