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    so i know crap about illustrator, but need to make something that is 152" wide. is there a way to do a gradient overlay? basically i have like a vector carbon fiber background that looks pretty boring and i want to add some shading type of stuff on top of it, but can't figure it out.

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    Not real clear on what type of look you're going for.

    Pics? Or better description of what exactly you need to accomplish.

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    say i have a textured background, i just want to throw a radial gradient on top of it, but still be able to see the texture.

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    set a new layer over it and make it a gradient and then set to multiply. use gradient tool to change directions. this may be ghetto but its the only way i know how.

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    Bring the texture to the front and adjust the opacity in your Transparency tool? Or adjust the transparency of the radial gradient?

    Hope that helps, hard to picture exactly.

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    Open the "Transparency" window... you have different overlay options similar to photoshop.

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    You'll get all sorts of crazy banding if you are going to print a 152" long gradient.

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    yeah, banding sucks in illustrator. photoshop gradients are way cleaner

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    thanks for the help, here's a quick sample of what i'm talking about, would do it in photoshop but it's huge.

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    Radial gradient, clear in the middle or maybe down to 1% opacity, then change the opacity in the black down until you achieve the blend? Adjust the bars of the gradient as needed.

    Or a gaussian blur of a compound path.

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