New Freeform Gradients

Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 includes a totally new kind of gradient. We’ve had Linear and Radial Gradients for almost as long as Illustrator has been around. Gradient Mesh gave us the ability to create more complex, customizable gradients, but many users find them confusing to create and difficult to edit.

Freeform Gradients – a new third option in the Gradients panel, adds editable ‘nodes’ inside the selected object. Double-clicking these nodes brings up your swatches. Choose a swatch, then move the nodes around and the colours dynamically blend with the others.