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Gradient and Eyedropper

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Have you ever wanted to sample a specific color from an object or photo in Adobe Illustrator with the Eyedropper tool and apply it to a color stop on the gradient slider? If so, you’ve probably discovered there’s no obvious way to do so.

Here’s how it’s done:

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A Designers Creative Toolbox

I recently had an old friend ask me if I still did graphic design.  After a little discussion, a simple question was asked… “So what software do you use to do your designs?”  Instinctively I started to rattle off a list of the software I use, pretty much as I would answer a twitter feed with a fellow tech geek.  I assumed a sentence explaining what I did in each one would suffice, but quickly realized that it takes a lot more thought to really explain it. Just because it’s second nature to me doesn’t mean someone else will “get it.” There is a reason, after all, that they asked the question in the first place. About half-way through the explanation, and with this epiphany fresh in my mind, I just stopped and asked him if I could get his email address so I could put some links together for him.  Little did he know he just gave me the material for my next blog entry…

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