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Get Live Gradient Previews

If you’re creating a gradient to apply to an object (or text), once you’ve applied the gradient, you can adjust the gradient ramp and see how the adjustments will affect the selected object live, in real time. Here’s how: Just click on the object that has the gradient applied, then go to the Swatches palette where you’ll see your gradient selected. Double-click on it, and the Gradient Options dialog will appear (as shown here). At the bottom of the dialog is a Gradient Ramp with all your color stops. If you click the Preview button (it’s off by default) the changes you make in this Gradient Ramp are updated live onscreen, saving you from having to guess how your changes will affect your object.

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