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How to make Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator?


Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

There are few pre-set Metal Gradients in Adobe Illustrator which you can find in Swatch Libraries but we will make our own Golden Gradient.

In today’s tutorial you will learn to make Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator, create a new document and follow the below steps-

Step 1

Select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and type the word Gold.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

Now we will make our text an editable text. For that, select the text and right click. From the pop up options select Create Outlines.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

Again click right on the mouse and select Ungroup.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now we will open the Appearance Panel. Click on Window in the Menu Bar and select Appearance, Appearance Panel will appear on the artboard.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

We want to fill our text with gradient and it is not as simple as filling any other color. To fill the text with the gradient we have to create a New Fill layer in the Appearance Panel.

Click on the below link to learn how to fill text with gradient in Adobe Illustrator.


Select the text and open the Appearance Panel. Click on the New Fill icon to add New Fill Layer.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

Click on the drop down button to change the color of the Swatches. Fill it with the black and white gradient.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Double click on the Gradient Tool in the Tool Panel to open the Gradient Panel.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

Now fill the Gradient Slider with the following colors in the same sequence-

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#f9ed32
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#f9ed32
#fbb040
#f9ed32

Gradient Type is Linear and the Angle is -30o.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

So this is how you can make your own Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator. You can also save this gradient for future use.

Click on the below link to learn how to save custom gradient permanently in Adobe Illustrator.


Create a dark background and your Golden Gradient is ready.

Golden Gradient in Adobe Illustrator

Practice this tutorial and write your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.



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