Acorn Acorn 5

Gradient Text

This tutorial will teach you how to apply a gradient to your text.  First, add text to your image using the text tool. 

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Click once outside the text box to end editing, but keep the text box selected.  Gradients cannot be immediately seen while the text is being edited.  Click on the gradient tool in the tools palette. You can read here for more information on gradients.  Once you have a gradient you like, click and drag it across your text box.  You can play around with the placement of the gradient, change the linear/radial setting, and modify its colors.  


Tip:  A gradient cannot be applied to text if the "fill" box is unchecked in the shapes palette.  This is because the gradient is the fill.  With your text box selected, click on one of the shape tools in the tools palette and make sure "fill" is checked.  

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