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    Posted: 13/Feb/2009 at 12:21pm
Hi All,
I have a template that that I am trying to convert to spot colors.  The problem is that there are several areas that have gradient fills used.  How do I go about removing these areas all in one step or individually?  Normally, I can just select the area and change the color as a solid block, but when I select the gradient, I get 1000 individual lines.  Obviously, it would take me a month to delete these one at a time?  I need some help ASAP.  Don't hesitate to explain it to me like I'm 5 years old. Confused
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That means that the original artist probably expanded the gradient (Edit > Expand) which created hundreds of layers with different colors.

I am not sure if I understand you right, but try this.

Select other areas that are filled with solid color by using Select > Same > Fill Color. Lock those areas (Object > Lock > Selection) until you have locked all areas except gradient areas. Then simply select gradient and delete it.

Very often, you can select the whole gradient  by using Selection Tool (Black arrow in Tools Palette). Choose Selection Tool and try to select gradient.

Check Layers Palette to see if the gradient is grouped.


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Hey,
Thanks, Riki!  I was able to get most of it removed.  It must have some pretty complex layers.  I'll keep chiseling away at it.
Thanks again!
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