Open the Gradient/Transparency palette on your tool bar. Select the shape. With the shape selected, click the gradient box on the Gradient palette. This will apply the black and white gradient to your shape.
How do I make a color gradient in Illustrator?
To apply a predefined gradient from the swatch library: Click Window > Swatches to open the Swatches panel. In the Swatches panel, click the drop-down in the upper-right corner. In the list, choose Open Swatch Library > Gradients and then choose the gradient you want to apply.
What is the difference between a gradient and a blend?
A gradient mesh can transition colors in any direction, in any shape, and can be controlled with the precision of anchor points and path segments. Gradient mesh vs. object blend: Blending objects in Illustrator involves selecting two or more objects and creating intermediary objects that morph into each other.
How do you make a transparent gradient in CSS?
Linear gradients are used to arrange two or more colors in linear formats like top to bottom. To add transparency, use the RGBA() function and define the color stops.
How do I blur the edges of a shape in Illustrator?
Feather the edges of an object
- Select the object or group (or target a layer in the Layers panel).
- Choose Effect > Stylize > Feather.
- Set the distance over which the object fades from opaque to transparent, and click OK. Original object selected (left) and using feather effect (right)