Next, we'll create some very simple artwork to which the transition and action will be applied. To make the artwork fun enough to enjoy the effect (even in a tutorial), we'll apply a gradient fill. Follow these steps:
- Press L to activate the Ellipse tool. Draw an ellipse, and assign location and dimensions on the Common tab of the Properties panel:
- X: 200
- Y: 50
- W: 500
- H: 500
Figure 3 Defining the gradient fill.
Close enough! In real life you'd probably create more elaborate artwork, but for our purposes this gradient-filled circle will suffice.