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One of the coolest new features of Adobe Illustrator CS6 is the Gradient Stroke. Here is a short tutorial on how to apply it to your web designs (or, any other design).

Create a stroked line
Select the gradient tool
On the gradient palette, select colors for your gradient
Choose a linear or radial gradient
Select an option for the stroke:

  1. Apply gradient within a stroke
  2. Apply a gradient along a stroke
  3. Apply a gradient across a stroke

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Gradient strokes can be used to highlight an object, create a lighting effect, or embellish fancy logos. How can you inspire your web designs with a gradient stroke?

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