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    Junior Member frastodd's Avatar
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    I'm working on a project in Flash MX. Now I want do a bunch of vertical gradients and I've seen it done on hundreds of Flash sites. But the only way I seem to be able to do it is create the gradient horizontally and then manually turn it. My question is: is there an easier way? If these Flash sites use a mess load of vertical gradients, they have to do that process every time?? Illustrator lets you do it quite easily, why not Flash?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    UPDATE:
    Alright, well I managed to figure it out for myself.

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    Your gonna kick yourself

    Select the fill tool with the gradient colour,

    Click and drag it in the direction you want the gradient to go

    TIP: Holding Shift while dragging ensures your gradient is exactly horizontal, vertical or diagnol.

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    I don't see the issue with adjusting the gradient fill after you apply it.... it's not such a difficult task.

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    But it's less efficient.

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    Ok, in that case, you can do a click-drag-fill as you suggested. Incidentally, if you follow the click-drag-fill with a click-fill, it will fill it again at the same angle, but with max expansion.

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    [quote frastodd] Wow, Thanx guys. [/quote]

    Your welc.... wait a minute, why doesn't that work? :-P

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    or just make a normal linear fill and rotate it 90 degrees clockwise, adjust the size.
    Aaron Elliott
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    I think that's what he was trying to avoid doing I find doing it the way I suggested alot easier but it's a personal preference I suppose.

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    Sorry I've been gone for a while. Thank you very much!! Those tips helped big time!

    {Thank you Bez for reminding me of my impoliteness :P}

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    xD


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