Creating Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial explains how to create colour gradients in Adobe Illustrator. A gradient is a gradual transition from one colour to another colour. Gradients can be:

  • linear (colour changes in a straight line)
    linear
  • radial (colour changes in a circular pattern)
    radial
  • freeform (colours change at different points in a shape)
    freeform

The video below explains each type of gradient and shows how you can create these gradients.