I was wondering if there is a way in Illustrator to create a certain number of swatches out of a gradient. Say that I need 9 distinct colors and I want to extract these colors from a gradient. What it would return for example is the color at 10%, 20%, 30% etc in the gradient.
Is there a function in Illustrator to do this?
There’s no way of doing it fully automatically in Illustrator, although I suppose it could be scripted if you feel so inclined, but there is a way of doing it with a few extra clicks!
You could add stops to your gradient, using the grid as a guide for placing the stops equidistantly.
Then click on the fill selector, hit the little menu icon in the dropdown, and choose Add Selected Colours
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