# Gradients

New in Overlord v1.1 is support for Illustrator Gradients.

# Is this a big deal?

Yep. The standard Illustrator file import does support gradients at all –it just turns the layer grey. Through some fancy workarounds, it’s now possible. We all rejoice together.

# Limitations

  • Because of the complexity of the workaround, there is a limit of 8 colors on gradients. Additional color stops will be ignored.
  • Gradient strokes are supported, but the additional methods of applying gradients (Along stroke and Across stroke) are not possible in Ae and will be ignored.
  • Radial gradient aspect ratio will be ignored

# Misaligned end points

If you find your gradient misaligned, select the Ai Gradient tool (G shortcut) and redraw it. Why? If you rotate a shape then reposition that shape, the crazy matrix transformation going on which overrides the access to gradient positioning data.