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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Gradient Tool

This post is part of a series called 60 Second Video Tutorials.
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Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

The Gradient Tool

Gradients are probably one of the most awesome features that Adobe Illustrator has to offer when it comes to colors. The problem is that most of the time the process of creating them can seem a little too mathematical, since you have to think about the positions and angles of your color stops. 

All of this changes with the Gradient Tool, which allows for a more natural process, as you'll see after watching this short video.

A Bit More Detail

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60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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