Free Form Gradients AI CC 2019 - You cannot add a Free Form Gradient to the Swatch Panel.
FREE FORM GRADIENT - The new feature in Ai CC 2019. You can create amazing gradients, however, you cannot save any free form gradient created to the swatch panel or the Cloud Library....why ?
Its a great feature, however, it makes for so much extra work if you want to use any free form gradient you create in one file, in another file or project in the future....it would be logical to be able to save this new style of creating gradients to the CC Library and to one's Swatch Panel.
Anne Hunsicker commented
Yes! I would want add this to my Swatches. I have many shapes to fill, and because I have to start from scratch every time, I'm not going to use this new feature. Totally illogical.
Is this still not an option? To save Freeform Gradients? I can't find how to do it anywhere so I am assuming so..
Yes, I have the same problem. This is the first time I've actually found any kind of information on this when I have sought online help. The point tool simply does not provide an option to save the swatch and defaults to previous swatch or default regularly. I do think it's a great tool, but this is a bit frustrating, as already said by another user.
Tony Holt commented
+1 to Ally Laws' comment! Super frustrating, but her solution works.
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Stéphane Baril commented
As well as the Redefine Color feature.
Thanks for reporting this concern, illustrator team really appreciate this.
We had taken your feedback on this at present this is as designed, Kindly log this as a feature request.
Ally Laws commented
I did however find a workaround ---- You CAN SAVE Free Form Gradients that you use on objects to a GRAPHIC STYLE. So that is something at least.