Enfocus Pitstop Changing a gradient to solid fill

jonasukulore

Active member
I'm unable to change a vector object (a background) from a gradient to a solid color.
The buttons 'None' and 'Fill' are greyed out. Could anyone please help me?
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abc

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Probably because it's an NChannel. Under the 'Acties" dropdown you can change it to another color space.
Then you would be able to adjust the fill (I guess).
 
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DarrenQP

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You should be able to click the swatch tags under the gradient itself and edit the colors to turn it into a solid. I'm not sure if that's the most 'correct' solution, but it should work. You can select a tage and use the action dropdown menu to change the colorspace, or to a spot color etc if needed. This is also a manual process, I have yet to figure a way to incorporate editing gradients in an action list. See pics attached.

I hope this helps.

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jonasukulore

Active member
Thanks, Darren! That indeed does work, but I was looking for a way to really change a gradient to a solid fill.

@abc: thanks for your reply. After changing Channel to CMYK the buttons stay greyed out.
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abc

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Bit weird. I'll PM you with my email. Would like to take a look at the file if possible?
 

DarrenQP

New member
The file I'm working with isn't NChannel but it is a shading object, so I can't be sure if this will work in your case, but if you select the item and then go to the Pitstop -> Object menu, will 'release mask' be available as an option? If so, do that and it will give you two items, the frame, which will be the dimensions of the box and a big shading object that will fill the screen. Delete the big shading object and then you can manipulate the box like a normal vector object with fill/stroke etc..

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jonasukulore

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The file I'm working with isn't NChannel but it is a shading object, so I can't be sure if this will work in your case, but if you select the item and then go to the Pitstop -> Object menu, will 'release mask' be available as an option? If so, do that and it will give you two items, the frame, which will be the dimensions of the box and a big shading object that will fill the screen. Delete the big shading object and then you can manipulate the box like a normal vector object with fill/stroke etc..

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This worked, thanks!
 

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