Unable to choose gradient tool when coloring text
Gradient option appears when opening color window, then almost instantly disappears.
Ritika S commented
Unable to see gradient option with text. It seems that it can only be used after breaking down each component of one alphabet. Very strenuous.
bumping this article and others like it for attention, experiencing the same glitch and I am currently on the phone with tech-support. At least they’re aware of the glitch and working on a solution for it.
Same problem here this is ridiculous
It's a bug. If you select only single object, it will appear. You can't gradient grouped or multiple objects at once.
For developers :
Try outline text and then try to apply gradient, you will see what we meant here.
Ryan Marsh commented
Yep this is a bug I am also getting. The steps I took were:
1: Create live point text.
2: Go to colour it and no gradient menu is available.
3: Outline the text.
4: Go to colour it and still no gradient menu is available.
Work around I found atm is once it is outlined to select the pre loaded B&W gradient fill which triggers the gradient menu to pop up.
(also even if I turn the text to a compound path and then go to colour fill it, the gradients section is not in the menu.
You can see in the screen shots below the gradients menu is in the colour panel when a shape is drawn and selected.
Priyanka Singh-Adobe Illustrator Team commented
Can you share a screenshot when the issue happens.
iPad Gradient button keeps disappearing from toolbox when a shape is selected.
Gradient tool flashes then disappears, I managed to click it once and it wouldn’t let me add gradient to my text