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Why is line tool defaulting to gradient?

Why is line tool defaulting to gradient?

Why is line tool defaulting to gradient?

(OP)
Everytime I draw a line using my line tool, the line is a gradient. I can't figure out how to get rid of this. My stroke is set to black and the fill is None. No matter what color I change the stroke to, it becomes a gradient of the color that I selected. Nothing is showing up in the gradient box -- there's a circle gradient in it, but the type drop down box is blank.

Any idea what's going on? Thanks!

Running CS3 on a PC.
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RE: Why is line tool defaulting to gradient?

With no doucments open, check the line settings, select the line tool. If the drop down menu is blank, change it to solid. Set the line thickness to 1pt. And check the stroke colour, by going to swatches (press f5 on keyboard for shortcut to swatches), set the stroke to black.

Once this is set every new line for a new document should be fine.


If you have created other documents this new setting won't be applied to any of those. In those documents you need to recreate the steps above to set the line stroke back to default.


If this still is not working, check that you have not set the Object Style defaults to automatically include a gradient on the stroke. Windows>Object Styles> right click the default styles, go to edit and check that you have not changed the settings of the gradient stroke.

You may need to do this with no documents open so it applies to all new documents you create.

http://www.doozler.blogspot.com/

RE: Why is line tool defaulting to gradient?

(OP)
Thanks, however I can't figure out how to check the line settings.

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