Gradient following the curve of a shape
Don't know if this is an original idea but - is it possible to make an feature to make a gradient follow a user-drawn guideline (like with text on line)..? I tried to illustrate it in the attached file - the first shape is the one that should be filled with gradient, the second one is what we can do now (or mesh but that's a bit complicated) and the third one shows the guideline in purple and arrows that the gradient would follow. So the lower left part of the shape would be let's say darkest, the gradient would follow the arrows along the purple guideline and the top left part of the shape would be the lightest...
I hope that it is possible to make that change...
Since version CS6, Illustrator allows to align gradients on strokes with a dedicated set of Align Stroke buttons in the full expanded Stroke panel.
Hans-Jürgen Dyhr commented
as Monika and I wrote earlier in the Adobe Illustrator forum: This feature is already there in Illustrator!
see my last post in:
Enis, this particular case can be solved with conventional means we have now.