Gradient for chrome tubing, part 2


This tutorial is very close to previous one, but more automated and will load more your computer. :)

As you can see result almost the same.

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator

First of all - create gradient you like.

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator

Go to "Object - Expand".

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator

IMPORTANT! Set "Specify: 255" in "Expand" window.

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator

Ungroup.

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator

Open "Layers" window and delete layer with Clipping Path.

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator

Group all objects and drug-and-drop to the "Brushes" window. Window "New Brush" will appear. Set "New Pattern Brush" and press "Ok".

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator

Now you can give a name to your brush.

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator

Brush is ready. Create any shape and apply your new brush.

Gradient for chrome tubing in illustrator